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[buhl-ger, boo l-gahr] /ˈbʌl gər, ˈbʊl gɑr/
Bulgarian (def 1). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for Bulgar
Historical Examples
  • The Bulgar is more stolid than the Serb; he is less given to sympathy and on that account can be cruel.

  • And whether it was going to be a Serb or Bulgar who would rescue them—qu'importe?

  • It would seem that the silver mines of the Bulgar Dagh were first worked by Hittite miners.

    The Hittites A. H. Sayce
  • For every Bulgar there is only one word and one gesture for you.

  • When Savoff defeated the Turks, it was rumoured that he sat in the Bulgar's councils.

    The Tempering Charles Neville Buck
  • It is possible that most of the silver of which they made use came from the Bulgar Dagh.

    The Hittites A. H. Sayce
  • Surely it is far better that it should become the common possession of Serb and Bulgar, the link joining them to one another.

  • The Bulgar wanted the Macedonian to be one with him nationally, as he is racially.

    The Iron Ration George Abel Schreiner
  • The Bulgar army was routed, and an invading force carried the torch into every Bulgarian town.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • Bulgar was the capital of the country of the Mohammedan Bulgarians.

British Dictionary definitions for Bulgar


/ˈbʌlɡɑː; ˈbʊl-/
a member of a group of non-Indo-European peoples that settled in SE Europe in the late 7th century ad and adopted the language and culture of their Slavonic subjects
a rare name for a Bulgarian
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Bulgar

1759, "inhabitant of Bulgaria" (Bulgarian is attested from 1550s), from Medieval Latin Bulgarus (see Bulgaria).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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