of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a Germanic people of northern European origin, exemplified by the Scandinavians.
having or suggesting the physical characteristics associated with these people, typically tall stature, blond hair, blue eyes, and elongated head.
(sometimes lowercase) of or pertaining to skiing events involving ski jumping and cross-country skiing. Compare Alpine.
a member of the Nordic people, especially a Scandinavian.

1895–1900; < French nordique, equivalent to nord north + -ique -ic

Nordicity [nawr-dis-i-tee] , noun
anti-Nordic, adjective
non-Nordic, adjective, noun
pro-Nordic, adjective Unabridged
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nordic (ˈnɔːdɪk)
1.  skiing Compare alpine of or relating to competitions in cross-country racing and ski-jumping
2.  (of recreational walking) incorporating the use of poles that resemble ski poles to aid movement

Nordic (ˈnɔːdɪk)
of, relating to, or belonging to a subdivision of the Caucasoid race typified by the tall blond blue-eyed long-headed inhabitants of N Britain, Scandinavia, N Germany, and the Netherlands
[C19: from French nordique, from nordnorth]

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Word Origin & History

1898, from Fr. nordique (in J. Deniker's system of race classifications), lit. "of or pertaining to the north," from nord "north" (a loan-word from O.E.; see north). Perhaps influenced by Ger. Nordisch. Strictly, the blond peoples who inhabit Scandinavia and the north of Britain.
As a type of skiing competition, it is attested from 1954.
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