Zulu

noun
Zu·​lu | \ ˈzü-(ˌ)lü How to pronounce Zulu (audio) \
plural Zulu or Zulus

Definition of Zulu

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of a Bantu-speaking people of Natal
2 : the Bantu language of the Zulus

Zulu

communications code word

Definition of Zulu (Entry 2 of 2)

used as a code word for the letter z

Other Words from Zulu

Noun

Zulu adjective

First Known Use of Zulu

Noun

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Communications code word

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Zulu

Noun

Zulu -zula (as in isiZulu the Zulu language)

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“Zulu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zulu. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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Zulu

noun
How to pronounce Zulu (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Zulu

: a member of a group of people living mostly in South Africa
: the language of the Zulu people

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