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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-uh-sin-ee-uh]
    • /ˌæb əˈsɪn i ə/
    • /̩ˌæb.ɪ.ˌsɪn.iən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-uh-sin-ee-uh]
    • /ˌæb əˈsɪn i ə/

Definitions of abyssinian word

  • noun abyssinian a native or inhabitant of Abyssinia 3
  • adjective abyssinian of or relating to Abyssinia or its inhabitants 3
  • noun abyssinian Ethiopian 3
  • noun abyssinian any of a breed of short-haired domestic cat, ruddy brown or reddish in color, with a rounded, wedge-shaped head, originating in Egypt or Ethiopia (Abyssinia) 3
  • adjective abyssinian Ethiopian (sense 1) 3
  • noun abyssinian former name of Ethiopia (def 1). 1

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abyssinian popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for abyssinian

noun abyssinian

  • abyssinian cat — a variety of cat with a long body and a short brown coat with black or dark brown markings

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