Vo·​la·​pük ˈvō-lə-ˌpu̇k How to pronounce Volapük (audio) ˈvä- How to pronounce Volapük (audio)
: an artificial international language based largely on English but with some root words from German, French, and Latin

Word History


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

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Volapük was in 1885

Dictionary Entries Near Volapük

Cite this Entry

“Volapük.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Volap%C3%BCk. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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