Definition of Caribbee in English:

Caribbee

noun

historical
  • Carib.

adjective

historical
  • Designating the islands of the Caribbean; of or relating to these islands. Later more generally: = "Caribbean".

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Philip Sidney (1554–1586), author and courtier. Apparently from Spanish caribe Carib, with various alterations of the spelling to reflect the trisyllabic pronunciation of the etymon; compare -y, -y, and -ee, and compare also discussion of early forms at Carib.

Pronunciation

Caribbee

/karɪˈbiː/