Definition of Crimean in US English:

Crimean

adjective

  • Relating to the Crimea or its people.

    ‘fine Crimean wines were passed around’
    • ‘In 1854, a fierce storm sank a French warship along with 38 merchant vessels in a Crimean port.’
    • ‘The Krym are from the Crimean peninsula of present-day Ukraine.’
    • ‘Queen Victoria described the Crimean conflict as 'popular beyond belief'.’
    • ‘The Crimean khanate, a vassal state of the Ottomans, succeeded the Golden Horde after 1475.’
    • ‘They easily defeated him, and forced him to retreat to his Crimean kingdom.’
    • ‘Parliament voted money for memorials to a few of the officers who died in the Napoleonic and Crimean conflicts.’
    • ‘I found myself, a 10-rouble bill in hand, in front of a kiosk selling the Crimean meat pasty.’
    • ‘This was his verdict on the lush sub-tropical vegetation of the exotic Crimean Riviera.’
    • ‘Then he went with his family to his Crimean dacha to take a short holiday.’
    • ‘Ukraine is mostly flat and sometimes hilly, with the Ukrainian Carpathian mountains in the south west and the Crimean mountains in the south.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of the Crimea.

    ‘many Crimeans chose to boycott the poll’
    • ‘The Crimeans are thus taking advantage of a loophole in the Constitution.’
    • ‘Finally, two of the Crimeans showed up in Istanbul.’
    • ‘Crimeans have been waiting for this day.’

Pronunciation

Crimean

/kraɪˈmiən//krīˈmēən/