See also: croat and Croat.

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Etymology Edit

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From Medieval Latin Croata, from Proto-Slavic *xorvatъ (Croat), the Croatian autonym. It, in turn, is probably of non-Slavic origin: it is probably from an Iranian or Germanic language. (which?) Doublet of cravat.

Pronunciation Edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɹəʊ.æt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɹoʊ.æt/, /ˈkɹoʊ.ɑt/
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Noun Edit

Croat (countable and uncountable, plural Croats)

  1. (countable) A native or inhabitant of Croatia; a person of Croatian ethnicity.
    Synonym: Croatian
  2. (dated) An irregular soldier, generally from Croatia.
  3. (uncountable, uncommon) The Croatian lect.
    • 2012, Alen Mattich, Zagreb Cowboy, →ISBN:
      It almost made him laugh. What could he possibly do in Ohio? Did Cleveland have a pressing need for secret policemen who spoke Croat?

Usage notes Edit

A distinction is sometimes made between Croat (a person of Croatian ethnicity/descent) and Croatian (a person from Croatia but not necessarily an ethnic Croat).

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