Definition of Bavarian in English:



  • Relating to the southern German state of Bavaria, its people, or their language.

    ‘cheerful Bavarian folk music’
    ‘the scenic Bavarian foothills’
    • ‘To support himself, he worked as the local commercial director for a Bavarian brewery.’
    • ‘Born into a Bavarian military family, he showed musical aptitude early and played the piano, organ, and cello as a boy.’
    • ‘The menu was staunchly Bavarian, and the local beer was on tap.’
    • ‘My roommate Johanna likes to drink beer on the tram but I think it's because she's Bavarian.’
    • ‘He was the son of Bavarian immigrants.’
    • ‘In particular, Munich attracts foreign capital like no other Bavarian city.’
    • ‘This style of building was brought to Athens by Bavarian architects, in an effort to reintroduce Greeks to noble replicas of ancient Greece.’


  • 1A native or inhabitant of Bavaria.

    ‘a fellow Bavarian’
    • ‘First and foremost they're Bavarians or Rheinlanders, they're very proud, like we are proud of being from Yorkshire.’
    • ‘Fellow Bavarians Bayern Munich had no such problems beating Borussia Monchengladbach at the Allianz Arena.’
    • ‘Lithography was invented in 1798 by the Bavarian Alois Senefelder.’
    • ‘Kleeblatt is a charming Bavarian with a fine talent for putting together an opera production and choosing a fitting cast.’
    • ‘Like the Scots, the Bavarians retain a strong sense of national identity, although they're far more fun loving and jovial than their northern counterparts.’
    • ‘The Bavarians barely held on last season, needing a late fade by their rivals to claim their seventh German title in 10 years.’
    • ‘Luckily, the affable Bavarian took the advice with a grain of salt.’
  • 2The dialect of German spoken in Bavaria, Austria, and surrounding areas.

    ‘she was yelling at him loudly in Bavarian’
    • ‘In Bavarian, the pronoun is normally repeated at the end.’
    • ‘I speak a little German but I can't understand a word of Bavarian.’
    • ‘When I first started writing for this blog I promised I would bring some Bavarian into it.’
    • ‘I am from Bavaria, I understand and recognize Bavarian, but I don't speak it.’