non-Eu·​ro·​pe·​an ˌnän-ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈpē-ən How to pronounce non-European (audio)
: not of, relating to, or characteristic of Europe or its people : not European
non-European languages/populations
non-European noun
met many non-Europeans during her travels

Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of non-European was in 1842

Dictionary Entries Near non-European

Cite this Entry

“Non-European.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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