Definition of Barbadian in English:

Barbadian

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of Barbados or its inhabitants.

    ‘a senior Barbadian player’
    • ‘I am Canadian, but I am also Barbadian.’
    • ‘Barbadian crafts include pottery, mahogany items, and jewelry.’
    • ‘Born in the United States of Barbadian parentage, she must somehow bridge the gap between two identities that are often in conflict.’
    • ‘He is currently completing a book on the Barbadian sugar boom of the 1640s.’
    • ‘Barbadian Americans also maintain a number of organizations that help unite them.’
    • ‘Being Barbadian myself I look at things in many different ways and choose to focus on the most positive as possible.’
    • ‘Barbadian women have experienced a conjunction of good job opportunities and increased educational levels.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of Barbados.

    ‘written literature by Barbadians received its first real debut in the 1940s and 1950s’
    • ‘Both Robson, an Australian, and Jordan, a Barbadian, chose to come to England to advance their cricket in their late teens.’
    • ‘Should the Barbadians overcome El Salvador, they will qualify for a September Group 2 play-off with either Peru or Mexico.’
    • ‘The 25-year-old star has been sharing the fruits of her success with her fellow Barbadians during a non-stop street party.’
    • ‘The 25-year-old now ranks as the second fastest Barbadian over 100m.’
    • ‘Barbadians have a variety of traditions that are handed down from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth.’
    • ‘Barbadians speak a dialect of English with tonal qualities that reflect the West African heritage of the vast majority of its population.’
    • ‘The local Bajan culture encompasses a very helping attitude which speaks volumes about the goodwill of Barbadians.’

Pronunciation

Barbadian

/bɑːˈbeɪdɪən/