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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kaw-key-zhuh n, -shuh n, -kazh-uh n, -kash-]
    • /kɔˈkeɪ ʒən, -ʃən, -ˈkæʒ ən, -ˈkæʃ-/
    • /kɔːˈkeɪ.ʒən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kaw-key-zhuh n, -shuh n, -kazh-uh n, -kash-]
    • /kɔˈkeɪ ʒən, -ʃən, -ˈkæʒ ən, -ˈkæʃ-/

Definitions of caucasian word

  • adjective caucasian A Caucasian person is a white person. 3
  • adjective caucasian A Caucasian is someone who is Caucasian. 3
  • adjective caucasian Anthropologists use Caucasian to refer to someone from a racial grouping coming from Europe, North Africa, and western Asia. 3
  • adjective caucasian of or relating to the Caucasus 3
  • noun caucasian a White person; Caucasoid 3
  • noun caucasian a native or inhabitant of Caucasia 3

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Origin of caucasian

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
1800-10; < Latin Caucasi(us) (< Greek Kaukásios, equivalent to Kaúkas(os) Caucasus + -ios adj. suffix) + -an

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Parts of speech for Caucasian


caucasian popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% 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".

caucasian usage trend in Literature

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Antonyms for caucasian

noun caucasian

  • african — African means belonging or relating to the continent of Africa, or to its countries or people.
  • afro-american — African-American
  • black — lacking hue and brightness; absorbing light without reflecting any of the rays composing it.
  • negro — Anthropology. (no longer in technical use) a member of the peoples traditionally classified as the Negro race, especially those who originate in sub-Saharan Africa.

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