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Yugoslav Line breaks: Yugo|slav
Pronunciation: /ˈjuːɡə(ʊ)slɑːv/

Definition of Yugoslav in English:


A native or inhabitant of Yugoslavia or its former constituent republics, or a person of Yugoslav descent.
Example sentences
  • After 1918 Croatians were listed as Yugoslavs.
  • Greeks, Yugoslavs and Poles were concentrated in enclaves around the suburb.
  • The Serbs went south, and became known as the South Slavs, or Yugoslavs.


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Relating to Yugoslavia, its former constituent republics, or its people.
Example sentences
  • Croatia is also a lot more expensive than a lot of the other former Yugoslav republics to live in, yet this still did not send people towards begging.
  • The films are the first programming to be broadcast in all six former Yugoslav republics.
  • In this poor, tiny, former Yugoslav republic, where unemployment runs at 50%, there are too many similar stories.


From Austrian German Jugoslav, from Croatian jug 'south' + Slav.

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