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Jugoslav

[yoo-goh-slahv, -slav] /ˈyu goʊˌslɑv, -ˌslæv/
noun, adjective
1.
Related forms
Jugoslavic, adjective

Yugoslav

or Jugoslav

[yoo-goh-slahv, -slav] /ˈyu goʊˌslɑv, -ˌslæv/
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 relating to the Yugoslavs.
Origin of Yugoslav
1850-1855
1850-55; earlier Jugo-Slav < German Jugoslawe < Serbo-Croatian Jugoslòvēn, Jugoslàvēn, equivalent to jȕg south + -o- -o- + Slovēn, Slavēn Slav
Related forms
pro-Yugoslav, noun, adjective
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Jugoslav

/ˈjuːɡəʊˌslɑːv/
adjective, noun
1.
a variant spelling of Yugoslav, Yugoslavian

Yugoslav

/ˈjuːɡəʊˌslɑːv/
noun
1.
(formerly) a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Yugoslavia (sense 1 or 2)
2.
(not in technical use) another name for Serbo-Croat (sense 1)
adjective
3.
(formerly) of, relating to, or characteristic of Yugoslavia (sense 1 or 2) or its people
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Word Origin and History for Jugoslav

Yugoslav

1853, from Slav + Serbo-Croatian jugo- "south," comb. form of jug "south, south wind, noon," from Old Church Slavonic jugu.

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