Definition of Hungarian in English:


Syllabification: Hun·gar·i·an
Pronunciation: /həNGˈge(ə)rēən


  • 1A native or inhabitant of Hungary.
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    • His passing will be mourned by the Greeks, Croats, Hungarians, Italians and any other ethnic group you can name.
    • There are two opposing theories as to the origin of the Magyars, or native Hungarians.
    • According to the national self-image, Hungarians are wine drinkers, but beer drinking is more common.
  • 1.1A person of Hungarian descent.
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    • Philanthropic activities among Hungarian Americans tend to be aimed at specific groups of Hungarians.
    • Some Hungarians living in Los Angeles had to give it to me.
  • 2An Ugric language, the official language of Hungary, spoken also in Romania. Also called Magyar.
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    • Finnish is one of the most isolated languages of Europe, distantly related to Hungarian and Turkish but spoken by very few non-Finns.
    • However, Dr Rogers will continue to maintain interest in the college and may write books in Hungarian.
    • In 1920 Hungarian was spoken by three-quarters of the population, but by 1971 only one-quarter of the population could speak the language.


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  • Relating to Hungary, its people, or their language.
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    • The four main hurdles confronting an overseas investor in the Hungarian market are language, property law and title, bank funding and ongoing management of the property.
    • The worm sends infected messages in Hungarian language.
    • He is, however, a student of the Hungarian language.


from medieval Latin Hungarī + -an.

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