Croat from Serbo-Cr. Hrvat "a Croat," from O.C.S. Churvatinu "Croat," lit. "mountaineer, highlander," from churva "mountain" (Cf. Rus. khrebet "mountain chain").

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  • Croat — Cro at (kr? ?t), n. [Cf. {Cravat}.] 1. A native or resident of Croatia. [1913 Webster] 2. An irregular soldier, generally from Croatia. [archaic] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Croat — [krō′at, krōət; krōt] n. 1. a person born or living in Croatia 2. CROATIAN (n. 2) adj. CROATIAN …   English World dictionary

  • Croat — UK [ˈkrəʊæt] / US [ˈkroʊæt] noun [countable] Word forms Croat : singular Croat plural Croats someone from Croatia …   English dictionary

  • Croat — noun Etymology: New Latin Croata, from Croatian & Serbian Hrvat Date: 1657 Croatian • Croat adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Croat — n. & adj. n. 1 a a native of Croatia in Yugoslavia. b a person of Croatian descent. 2 the Slavonic dialect of the Croats (cf. SERBO CROAT). adj. of or relating to the Croats or their dialect. Etymology: mod.L Croatae f. Serbo Croatian Hrvat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Croat — /kroh at, aht/, n. a native or inhabitant of Croatia; Croatian. * * * …   Universalium

  • Croat — 1. noun /krəʊæt/ A citizen of Croatia; a person with Croatian origins or ethnicity 2. adjective /krəʊæt/ from Croatia …   Wiktionary

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  • Croat —  , Croatian  The first describes the people of Croatia; the second is a more general adjective ( a Croatian city ) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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