Definition of Croat in English:

Croat

noun & adjective

  • another term for Croatian
    • ‘The Croats and the Russians didn't sign up in advance for aerotowing, so they will be lucky to be placed at the back of the queue on the first day.’
    • ‘Such was not the case in the brutal conflict between the Serbs and Croats.’
    • ‘There was a small Bosnian village where Croats and Serbs fought a war against each other.’
    • ‘For a start, many Croats object to it being restored at all.’
    • ‘‘We mustn't make the mistake of under-estimating the Croats as we did the Czechs,’ he said.’
    • ‘It did not survive the battles between Serbs and Croats.’
    • ‘This then joined the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, later renamed Yugoslavia.’
    • ‘Under the Hapsburgs, urban Croats spoke German, and Latin was the official language of government.’
    • ‘As a Serb living among Croats and Bosnians he was, more than most, forced to confront his identity and loyalties.’
    • ‘Their descendants account for about a third of the present population, the remainder being mainly Serbs and Croats.’
    • ‘His passing will be mourned by the Greeks, Croats, Hungarians, Italians and any other ethnic group you can name.’
    • ‘Unlike Serbs, Croats, Slovaks, Czechs, French, Norwegians and so on, Poles were not permitted a collaborator government.’
    • ‘By half way the Croats had eaten at the two second Egyptian lead and continued to surge.’
    • ‘The Bulgars and Croats are most into roleplay and dressing up.’
    • ‘They are everything from Koreans to Russians, and from Croats to Bosnians.’
    • ‘In terms of England's qualification, if they draw, a victory by France over Switzerland, or a draw in that game, would see them finish above the Croats and the Swiss.’
    • ‘The Croats speak Croatian, a South Slavic language of the Indo-European family.’
    • ‘Hailing from the Balkans, the so-called powder keg of Europe, Croats are a tall and somewhat western looking people.’
    • ‘Dalmatian Croats are fairly dark - skinned but their inland brethren are quite fair.’
    • ‘The Magyars were more anxious than ever to suppress the national movements of Romanians, Slovaks, Croats, and Serbs.’

Origin

From modern Latin Croatae (plural), from Serbian and Croatian Hrvat.

Pronunciation

Croat

/ˈkrəʊat/