Vi·​sa·​yan və-ˈsī-ən How to pronounce Visayan (audio)
variants or less commonly Bisayan
: a member of any of several peoples in the Visayan Islands, Philippines
: the group of Austronesian languages of the Bisayans

Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Visayan was in 1951

Dictionary Entries Near Visayan

Cite this Entry

“Visayan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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