Definition of Croatian in English:



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

    • ‘I know plenty of Italians, Spaniards, Irish, Serbs, Croatians, Greeks, Portuguese, French, and Russians who have black hair, dark eyes, and olive skin.’
    • ‘The years between the two world wars were marked by spasmodic European immigration, especially of Italians, Greeks, Croatians, Maltese, and Jews.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 other recognized minorities are Slovaks, Croatians, Serbians, Romanians, Slovenians, Germans, Greeks, Ukrainians and Armenians.’
    • ‘We had Croatians, Italians, Greeks, etc., and it was a very diverse cultural mix.’
    • ‘Forging some 2,400 Croatians, Turks and Americans into an efficient roadbuilding work force has been as much a challenge as cutting the road.’
    • ‘From 1880 through 1914, Croatians and other Eastern European peasants immigrated to the United States in large numbers.’
    • ‘In the 1730s Slovenians and Croatians established small agricultural settlements in Georgia.’
    • ‘They go to all sorts of tournaments in the strangest of places, where the star is the British number five and an unknown Croatian.’
    • ‘Four days later, a Croatian victory over the Latvians may well relegate the Scots to third place.’
    • ‘The Croatians barely missed out on silver to the Italians in Milan and finished with silver in Munich.’
    • ‘And it goes without saying that the Croatian fans were kinder on the eye than their English counterparts.’
    • ‘In 1941, Yugoslav territories were seized by Italian, German and Croatian forces.’
    • ‘To stroll around the old walled city of Dubrovnik on the Croatian coast is to savour one of Europe's gems.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Her father was a Croatian architect, her mother was a French Catholic from Tours.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Romanian stand had a coffee bar and the Croatians entertained their guests with folk music.’
  • 2mass noun The South Slavic language of the Croats, almost identical to Serbian but written in the Roman alphabet.


  • Relating to the Croats or their language.