Definition of Ragusan in English:

Ragusan

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Ragusa (Dubrovnik). Now historical.

  • 2An extinct dialect of the Romance language Dalmatian, formerly used by natives of Ragusa.

adjective

  • Of or relating to Ragusa, especially to the former Republic of Ragusa (1400–1808). Now chiefly historical.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Washington (fl. 1585). From Ragusa, a historical name (originally in Italian) of the city of Dubrovnik and the surrounding province on the east coast of the Adriatic + -an. Compare post-classical Latin Ragusanus.

Pronunciation

Ragusan

/rəˈɡuːz(ə)n/