Definition of Bavarian in English:


Syllabification: Ba·var·i·an
Pronunciation: /bəˈverēən


1A native or inhabitant of Bavaria.
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  • For the first time in the history of the Federal Republic, where regional differences remain entrenched and laden with meaning, it looked like a Bavarian might occupy the chancellor's office.
  • ‘If we fail to win a trophy, it will be a year wasted,’ Hitzfeld said as the Bavarians began pre-season training this week after an eventful close season with plenty of rumours but no spectacular transfers.
  • There was more good news for the Bavarians the same day when third-placed Hamburg lost 2-1 at Hertha Berlin, leaving them eight points behind Bayern.
2The dialect of German used in Bavaria.
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  • Even within Germany, the use of Bavarian, Swabian, or even Franconian dialect in lyrics signaled increased regional self-awareness in the face of linguistic homogenization.
  • Herzog only spoke Bavarian until he went to school where he had to learn Hochdeutsch.
  • Next we went to lunch at a tiny, very old school restaurant where they only spoke Bavarian.


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Relating to Bavaria, its people, or their language.
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  • Things have moved to a totally new level,’ said Bavarian state interior minister Guenther Beckstein.
  • He then adds a shot of Bavarian chocolate, a shot of espresso, a dash of crushed red chili peppers and a truffle of whipped cream infused with Canadian maple syrup and sprinkled with chocolate shavings.
  • With an extensive range of options - from carpaccio to crispy chicken fingers and from Bavarian wurst to a selection of French cheeses - the menu was truly international.

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