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From Dominica +‎ -an & Dominic +‎ -an. Compare Latin dominicānus.


  • (of the Dominican Republic or the religious group):
    • IPA(key): /də.ˈmɪn.ɪ.kən/
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  • (of Dominica):
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdɒ.mɪ.ˈniː.kən/, /də.ˈmɪn.ɪ.kən/
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    • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˌdɑ.mɪ.ˈni.kən/, /də.ˈmɪn.ɪ.kən/


Dominican (plural Dominicans)

  1. A person from the Dominican Republic or of its descent.
  2. A person from the Commonwealth of Dominica or of its descent.
  3. A member of the religious order founded by St. Dominic.
    Synonyms: black friar, preaching friar, Friar Preacher



Dominican (comparative more Dominican, superlative most Dominican)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to the Dominican Republic, or its people.
  2. Of, from, or pertaining to Dominica, or its people.
  3. Of or belonging to the Dominican religious order.
    • 2014 January 30, Seth Kugel, “Wintertime Bargains in Budapest”, in The New York Times[1]:
      The first night, I did nothing more than have a glass of wine at Faust Wine Cellar, located under the Dominican cloister that houses the Hilton Budapest Hotel in the Buda Castle complex.

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