European

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Borrowing from French Européen, via Latin europaeus, ultimately from Ancient Greek Ευρωπαίος (Eurōpaíos, European).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌjʊəɹ.əˈpiː.ən/

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European (comparative more European, superlative most European)

  1. Related to Europe or the European Union.
  2. (Australia, dated) white (ethnicity)
    Stamps like this were common on furniture made in Australia in the 1st half of last century, when there were a number of Chinese furniture makers in Australia who were seen as competition to 'European Australian' makers.

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European (plural Europeans)

  1. person living or originating from Europe
  2. person who resides within the European Union

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