Viking

noun
Vi·​king | \ ˈvī-kiŋ How to pronounce Viking (audio) \

Definition of Viking

1a : one of the pirate Norsemen plundering the coasts of Europe in the 8th to 10th centuries
b not capitalized : sea rover

First Known Use of Viking

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for Viking

Old Norse vīkingr

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The first known use of Viking was in 1795

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“Viking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Viking. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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Viking

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How to pronounce Viking (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Viking

: a member of a group of Scandinavian people who attacked the coasts of Europe in the 8th to 10th centuries A.D.

Viking

noun
Vi·​king | \ ˈvī-kiŋ How to pronounce Viking (audio) \

Kids Definition of Viking

: one of the Scandinavians who raided or invaded the coasts of Europe in the eighth to tenth centuries

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