Definition of Teuton in English:

Share this entry

Teuton

Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːt(ə)n/

noun

1A member of a people who lived in Jutland in the 4th century bc and fought the Romans in France in the 2nd century bc.
Example sentences
  • Invaded by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Teutons and Spaniards, Sicily is different in culture and appearance from the rest of Italy.
  • These same people, Basham states, also went westwards, ‘to become the ancestors of the Greeks, Latins, Celts and Teutons.’
  • Roman scribe Tacitus writes: ‘To drink, the Teutons have a horrible brew fermented from barley or wheat, a brew which is very far removed our excellent wines.’
1.1often derogatory A German.
Example sentences
  • Elsewhere, the lads flex their dub muscle: ‘Tusovska Dub Version’ and ‘Sevastopol Version’ are both driven by Micha Acher's prowling basswork, suggesting that, when they want to, these wily Teutons can lay down the funk.
  • The Teuton with the trillion-watt smile accepted.
  • Consistent with his generous heart, the talented Teuton is quick to credit others with his improvements.

Origin

From Latin Teutones, Teutoni (plural), from an Indo-European root meaning 'people' or 'country'.

Words that rhyme with Teuton

Luton, newton, rambutan

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Teuton

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.