Yugoslavs

Yugoslav

[yoo-goh-slahv, -slav]
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of the former country of Yugoslavia.
2.
a southern Slav; a member of the southern group of Slavic peoples. Compare Slav.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the Yugoslavs.
Also, Jugoslav.


Origin:
1850–55; earlier Jugo-Slav < German Jugoslawe < Serbo-Croatian Jugoslòvēn, Jugoslàvēn, equivalent to jȕg south + -o- -o- + Slovēn, Slavēn Slav

pro-Yugoslav, noun, adjective
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Yugoslav or Jugoslav (ˈjuːɡəʊˌslɑːv)
 
n
1.  (formerly) a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Yugoslavia (sense 1 or 2)
2.  (not in technical use) another name for Serbo-Croat
 
adj
3.  (formerly) of, relating to, or characteristic of Yugoslavia (sense 1 or 2) or its people
 
Jugoslav or Jugoslav
 
n
 
adj

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Yugoslav
1853, from Slav (q.v.) + Serbo-Cr. jugo- "south,"comb. form of jug "south, south wind, noon," from O.C.S. jugu.
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