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Meaning of ETHNIC

Pronunciation:  'ethnik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people; "influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy; "ethnic food"
  2. [adj]  relating to or being a member of an ethnic group; "ethnic frontiers"; "ethnic Chinese in San Francisco"
 

ETHNIC is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: cultural, ethnical, social
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Eth"nic\, Ethnical \Eth"nic*al\, a. [L. ethnicus, Gr. ?,
    fr. ? nation, ? ? the nations, heathens, gentiles: cf. F.
    ethnique.]
    1. Belonging to races or nations; based on distinctions of
       race; ethnological.
    
    2. Pertaining to the gentiles, or nations not converted to
       Christianity; heathen; pagan; -- opposed to {Jewish} and
       {Christian}.
    
    
  2. \Eth"nic\n.
    A heathen; a pagan. [Obs.]
    
          No better reported than impure ethnic and lay dogs.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    
 

 

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