Definition of Rhodesian in US English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of the former southern African territory of Rhodesia or its inhabitants.

    ‘he was an observer at the Rhodesian elections’
    • ‘He recalled when the photo was taken at his home in the Rhodesian bush in May 1962.’
    • ‘Vera is the younger daughter of Rhodesian farmers.’
    • ‘During the war, her brother had enlisted in the Rhodesian army.’


  • A native or inhabitant of the former southern African territory of Rhodesia.

    ‘the team included two Australians, a Scotsman, and a Rhodesian’
    • ‘Rhodesians left a great sporting legacy as well as so much more.’
    • ‘The outbreak of war in 1914 brought him into military service and away from southern Africa, although nostalgia for youth forever after labelled him a Rhodesian in his own mind.’
    • ‘The Rhodesian exudes an understated elegance I've found nowhere else.’