One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A native or inhabitant of Croatia, or a person of Croatian descent.
- ‘To stroll around the old walled city of Dubrovnik on the Croatian coast is to savour one of Europe's gems.’
- ‘Four days later, a Croatian victory over the Latvians may well relegate the Scots to third place.’
- ‘The Romanian stand had a coffee bar and the Croatians entertained their guests with folk music.’
- ‘The years between the two world wars were marked by spasmodic European immigration, especially of Italians, Greeks, Croatians, Maltese, and Jews.’
- ‘I know plenty of Italians, Spaniards, Irish, Serbs, Croatians, Greeks, Portuguese, French, and Russians who have black hair, dark eyes, and olive skin.’
- ‘We had Croatians, Italians, Greeks, etc., and it was a very diverse cultural mix.’
- ‘In the 1730s Slovenians and Croatians established small agricultural settlements in Georgia.’
- ‘In 1941, Yugoslav territories were seized by Italian, German and Croatian forces.’
- ‘Her father was a Croatian architect, her mother was a French Catholic from Tours.’
- ‘The Croatians barely missed out on silver to the Italians in Milan and finished with silver in Munich.’
- ‘From 1880 through 1914, Croatians and other Eastern European peasants immigrated to the United States in large numbers.’
- ‘And it goes without saying that the Croatian fans were kinder on the eye than their English counterparts.’
- ‘Forging some 2,400 Croatians, Turks and Americans into an efficient roadbuilding work force has been as much a challenge as cutting the road.’
- ‘They have a Nigerian and a Bulgarian in the forward line, a Trinidadian and a Dutchman at the back, and have just bought a Croatian.’
- ‘This is just like the earlier immigrations of Poles and Irish and Jews and Croatians and Germans and everyone else who's come to America's shores.’
- ‘The other recognized minorities are Slovaks, Croatians, Serbians, Romanians, Slovenians, Germans, Greeks, Ukrainians and Armenians.’
- ‘Ancient White and Norway pines were felled to build cabins, and in the warmth of those cabins the Finns, Slovenians and Croatians bred, so creating a demand for more cabins.’
- ‘The Croatian father will astound you with his sensational grasp of English swear words.’
- ‘The Croatian went down as the Frenchman challenged, but the referee waved play on from a distant position.’
- ‘They go to all sorts of tournaments in the strangest of places, where the star is the British number five and an unknown Croatian.’
2The South Slavic language of the Croats, almost identical to Serbian but written in the Roman alphabet.See Serbo-Croat
Relating to the Croats or their language.
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