What does ethnic mean?

Definitions for ethnic
ˈɛθ nɪketh·nic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ethnic(adj)

    a person who is a member of an ethnic group

  2. cultural, ethnic, ethnical(adj)

    denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people

    "influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy; "ethnic food"

  3. heathen, heathenish, pagan, ethnic(adj)

    not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam

GCIDE

  1. Ethnic(n.)

    a member of an ethnic group.

Wiktionary

  1. ethnic(Noun)

    An ethnic person, notably said when a foreigner or member of an immigrant community

    Etymology: From ethnique, from ethnicus ("pagan", "heathen"), from ἐθνικός, from ἔθνος.

  2. ethnic(Noun)

    An ethnic minority

    Etymology: From ethnique, from ethnicus ("pagan", "heathen"), from ἐθνικός, from ἔθνος.

  3. ethnic(Noun)

    A heathen, a pagan

    Etymology: From ethnique, from ethnicus ("pagan", "heathen"), from ἐθνικός, from ἔθνος.

  4. ethnic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a group of people having common racial, national, religious or cultural origins.

    There are many ethnic Indonesians in the Netherlands

    Etymology: From ethnique, from ethnicus ("pagan", "heathen"), from ἐθνικός, from ἔθνος.

  5. ethnic(Adjective)

    Belonging to a foreign culture.

    I like to eat ethnic food

    Etymology: From ethnique, from ethnicus ("pagan", "heathen"), from ἐθνικός, from ἔθνος.

  6. ethnic(Adjective)

    Heathen, not Judeo-Christian.

    Etymology: From ethnique, from ethnicus ("pagan", "heathen"), from ἐθνικός, from ἔθνος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ethnic(adj)

    alt. of Ethnical

  2. Ethnic(noun)

    a heathen; a pagan

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ethnic

    -al, eth′nik, -al, adj. concerning nations or races: pertaining to the heathen.—ns. Eth′nic, a heathen; Eth′nicism, heathenism; Ethnog′rapher.—adj. Ethnograph′ic.—n. Ethnog′raphy, the scientific description of the races of the earth.—adj. Ethnolog′ical.—adv. Ethnolog′ically.—ns. Ethnol′ogist; Ethnol′ogy, the science that treats of the varieties of the human race. [L.,—Gr. ethnos, a nation; Gr. graphē, writing, logia, discourse.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ethnic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3961

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ethnic' in Adjectives Frequency: #533

How to pronounce ethnic?

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How to say ethnic in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ethnic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ethnic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ethnic in a Sentence

  1. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff:

    We have large black populations in our two countries. We are countries marked by a very significant ethnic and multicultural variety in our population makeup, and that is a major asset, the wonderful heritage in our population. The same is true for the U.S.

  2. Iftikher Mahmood:

    People will take one look at them and probably be able to guess they are half Bamar (Myanmar's ethnic majority), because their features are more Chinese and their skin is paler.

  3. Marsha Levine Levine:

    Benjamin Netanyahu wants ethnic cleansing, the Jews have become the Nazis…It’s really fascinating that the JC and the people behind it claim they speak for Jews. You don’t speak for me. Never once was I quoted correctly in the past, not even about the bloody horses. I want justice for Palestine.

  4. John Allen:

    There was no chance( Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would keep Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promise, and full blown ethnic cleansing is underway by Turkish supported militias, this is what happens when Trump follows his instincts and because of his alignment with autocrats.

  5. Daniel Sullivan:

    By enslaving women, ISIS is effectively cleansing the lands of Yazidi and other minority groups of their ethnic identity.

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