Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Croatia.
  • n. A person of Croatian descent.
  • n. Serbo-Croatian as used in Croatia, distinguished from Serbian primarily by its being written in the Latin alphabet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A citizen of Croatia; a person with Serbo-Croatian origins or ethnicity
  • n. An irregular soldier, generally from Croatia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A native or resident of Croatia.
  • n. An irregular soldier, generally from Croatia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Croatia, a titular kingdom of the Austrian monarchy, lying southwest of Hungary; specifically, a member of the Slavic race which inhabits Croatia, and from which it takes its name.
  • n. In the Thirty Years' War, one of a body of light cavalry in the Imperialist service, recruited from the Croats and other Slavs, and from the Magyars.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of the Slavic people living in Croatia

Etymologies

New Latin Croata, from Serbo-Croatian Hrvāt.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • On a sunny, mild afternoon, Hewitt and Karlovic walked onto the immaculate Centre Court lawn side by side but hardly shoulder to shoulder, since the Croat is 11 inches taller.

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  • In later years the terms Croat and Roman Catholic on the one hand, and Serb and Orthodox on the other, became interchangeable.

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  • Year in review: The top Croat is ranked a career-high No. 13 and he's off to a career-best 27-9 start with ATP World Tour titles in Chennai (d.

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  • The Croat was a quarterfinalist at last year's U.S.

    The Shad Plank

  • The proof is in the pudding, Tito a so called Croat who lies in his rotting coffin protected by Serbs in the centre of Beograd.

    Serbianna.com

  • Mostly sharing the same language, Serbo-Croat (though there is today an absurd pretension that Croats speak Croat and Serbs speak Serbian: my client in one of the trials at the ICTY was once berated by a notable but deeply unpleasant Croat lawyer of Fascist Ustaše inclinations for failing to speak 'Croat' properly, simply for using the 'Serbian' form of nomenclature for the months of the year) they were sharply divided by religion and outlook.

    Nationalism, Smashionalism

  • Congratualations to 'Croat' for incurring the wrath of 'Ann' (original or not) and of the [honest] contributor referring to him/herself as 'dog' (specifically a common one).

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Neckties had been required six days a week when Langdon attended Phillips Exeter Academy, and despite the headmaster's romantic claims that the origin of the cravat went back to the silk fascalia worn by Roman orators to warm their vocal cords, Langdon knew that, etymologically, cravat actually derived from a ruthless band of "Croat" mercenaries who donned knotted neckerchiefs before they stormed into battle.

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  • Miroslav Blaževic is a Bosnian Croat football manager and former Yugoslav football player.

    Bosnia & Herzegovina 2009/10 Legea home kits.

  • Just for context, I note that he was a Bosnian Croat.

    Double Falshood

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