Definition of Lebanese in US English:



  • Relating to Lebanon or its people.

    ‘a Lebanese restaurant’
    • ‘The final show in this summer's program is a concert by the Lebanese indie singer.’
    • ‘When I was growing up, my grandmother would make these very traditional Lebanese foods.’
    • ‘She thanked both a Lebanese jeweler for her necklace and the high-end designer who made her outfit, predicting he would win international prizes.’


  • A native or inhabitant of Lebanon, or a person of Lebanese descent.

    ‘he was not well known among ordinary Lebanese’
    • ‘Drive by at 4 am, and you will probably see a crowd of young Lebanese eating a post-club meal after a night of revelry.’
    • ‘It wasn't long before the Lebanese caught on to the sarcasm.’
    • ‘The Lebanese have a healthy habit of laughing at themselves.’