Meaning of Croat in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkrəʊat/

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  • 1A native or inhabitant of Croatia, or a person of Croatian descent.

    ‘His passing will be mourned by the Greeks, Croats, Hungarians, Italians and any other ethnic group you can name.’
    • ‘The Magyars were more anxious than ever to suppress the national movements of Romanians, Slovaks, Croats, and Serbs.’
    • ‘Unlike Serbs, Croats, Slovaks, Czechs, French, Norwegians and so on, Poles were not permitted a collaborator government.’
    • ‘The Croats and the Russians didn't sign up in advance for aerotowing, so they will be lucky to be placed at the back of the queue on the first day.’
    • ‘They are everything from Koreans to Russians, and from Croats to Bosnians.’
    • ‘This then joined the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, later renamed Yugoslavia.’
    • ‘Hailing from the Balkans, the so-called powder keg of Europe, Croats are a tall and somewhat western looking people.’
    • ‘The Croats speak Croatian, a South Slavic language of the Indo-European family.’
    • ‘Under the Hapsburgs, urban Croats spoke German, and Latin was the official language of government.’
    • ‘In terms of England's qualification, if they draw, a victory by France over Switzerland, or a draw in that game, would see them finish above the Croats and the Swiss.’
    • ‘It did not survive the battles between Serbs and Croats.’
    • ‘As a Serb living among Croats and Bosnians he was, more than most, forced to confront his identity and loyalties.’
    • ‘The Bulgars and Croats are most into roleplay and dressing up.’
    • ‘Such was not the case in the brutal conflict between the Serbs and Croats.’
    • ‘Their descendants account for about a third of the present population, the remainder being mainly Serbs and Croats.’
    • ‘There was a small Bosnian village where Croats and Serbs fought a war against each other.’
    • ‘Dalmatian Croats are fairly dark - skinned but their inland brethren are quite fair.’
    • ‘‘We mustn't make the mistake of under-estimating the Croats as we did the Czechs,’ he said.’
    • ‘By half way the Croats had eaten at the two second Egyptian lead and continued to surge.’
    • ‘For a start, many Croats object to it being restored at all.’
  • 2mass noun The South Slavic language of the Croats; Croatian.


  • Relating to the Croats or their language; Croatian.


From modern Latin Croatae (plural), from Serbian and Croatian Hrvat.