noun \ˈvläk, -lak\

Definition of Vlach



  1. :  a member of a people scattered through southeastern Europe originating in the early middle ages probably in the Balkans, speaking a Romanian dialect, and including chiefly mountain herdsmen (as in northwestern Greece) —called also Wallach, Wallachian

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of vlach

Czech, Slovak, or Bulgarian, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German Walah, Walh Celtic, Roman, Old English Wealh Celtic, Welshman — more at welsh

Seen and Heard

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


to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!