Vietnamese

Vietnamese
Vi•et•nam•ese
[[t]viˌɛt nɑˈmiz, -ˈmis, -nə-, ˌvyɛt-, ˌvi ɪt-[/t]] n. pl. -ese, adj.
1) a native or inhabitant of Vietnam
2) peo a member of the dominant ethnic group of Vietnam, living mainly in the lowland parts of the country
3) peo the Austroasiatic language of this ethnic group: the official language of Vietnam
4) peo of or pertaining to Vietnam, its inhabitants, or the language Vietnamese
Etymology: 1945–50

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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