Definition of Monégasque in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmänəˈɡäsk/ /ˌmɑnəˈɡɑsk/


  • A native or inhabitant of Monaco.

    ‘Native Monégasques come mainly from an area of central Europe once called Rhaetia and now part of Switzerland and Austria.’
    • ‘As almost everybody in an overburdened world knows by now, the Monégasques do not pay taxes.’
    • ‘Many Monégasques prayed anyway in the little Sainte-Devoté church, dedicated to Monaco's patron saint, or the cathedral beside the palace.’
    • ‘To the west of the bay, La Condamine, the home of the Monégasques, is at the foot of the old town, forming its harbor and port sector.’
    • ‘She's taken the time to recover for real, and all of a sudden she's smiling again, to the intense satisfaction of the tabloids and the Monégasques.’
    • ‘The population of the Principality consists of 29,972 inhabitants, 5,070 of whom are Monégasques, 12,047 French and 5,000 Italian (according to the last official census in 1990).’


  • Relating to Monaco or its inhabitants.

    ‘All Monégasque children under the age of twelve are invited to an annual palace Christmas party that includes refreshments, entertainment, and a gift for every child.’
    • ‘The husband of a Monégasque national has no right to acquire Monégasque nationality.’
    • ‘The customs are leased to France but not the post, and French stamps are not valid in the Principality nor are the Monégasques ones in France.’