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Mongol

[mong-guh l, -gohl, mon-] /ˈmɒŋ gəl, -goʊl, ˈmɒn-/
noun
1.
a member of a pastoral people now living chiefly in Mongolia.
2.
a person having Mongoloid characteristics.
3.
any Mongolian language.
4.
(often lowercase) Pathology. (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) a person affected with Down syndrome; Mongoloid.
adjective
5.
Related forms
non-Mongol, noun, adjective
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Examples for mongols
  • mongols spent so much time on horseback that they grew up bowlegged.
  • mongols motorcycle gang arrested in federal sweep.
  • The mongols could not stay for long in the searing ayeyarwady valley.
British Dictionary definitions for mongols

mongol

/ˈmɒŋɡəl/
noun
1.
a formerly used and now highly offensive name for a person affected by Down's syndrome

Mongol

/ˈmɒŋɡɒl; əl/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Mongolia, esp a nomad
2.
the Mongolian language
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Word Origin and History for mongols
Mongol
1738, native name, said to be from mong "brave." Mongolian as a classification for "the Asiatic race" is from 1868.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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