Visayan

noun
Vi·sa·yan | \və-ˈsī-ən \
variants: or less commonly \bə-ˈsī-ən \

Definition of Visayan 

1 : a member of any of several peoples in the Visayan Islands, Philippines

2 : the group of Austronesian languages of the Bisayans

First Known Use of Visayan

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Visayan

Statistics for Visayan

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Visayan

The first known use of Visayan was in 1951

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on Visayan

See words that rhyme with Visayan

Comments on Visayan

What made you want to look up Visayan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!