Volapük

noun
Vo·​la·​pük | \ ˈvō-lə-ˌpu̇k How to pronounce Volapük (audio) , ˈvä- How to pronounce Volapük (audio) \

Definition of Volapük

: an artificial international language based largely on English but with some root words from German, French, and Latin

First Known Use of Volapük

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Volapük

Volapük, literally, world's speech, from vola of the world (genitive of vol world, modification of English world) + pük speech, modification of English speak

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The first known use of Volapük was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Volapük.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Volap%C3%BCk. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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