Vietnamese

noun
Viet·​nam·​ese | \ vē-ˌet-nə-ˈmēz How to pronounce Vietnamese (audio) , ˌvyet-, ˌvē-ət- How to pronounce Vietnamese (audio) , ˌvēt-, -na-, -nä-, -ˈmēs How to pronounce Vietnamese (audio) \
plural Vietnamese

Definition of Vietnamese

1 : a native or inhabitant of Vietnam
2 : the language of the largest group in Vietnam and the official language of the country

Other Words from Vietnamese

Vietnamese adjective

First Known Use of Vietnamese

1947, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Vietnamese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vietnamese. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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Vietnamese

noun
Viet·​nam·​ese | \ vē-ˌet-nə-ˈmēz How to pronounce Vietnamese (audio) , ˌvē-ət- \

Kids Definition of Vietnamese

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a person born or living in Vietnam
2 : the language of the Vietnamese

Vietnamese

adjective

Kids Definition of Vietnamese (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to Vietnam, the Vietnamese people, or their language

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