Definitions

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

  • n. A native or inhabitant of the Czech Republic.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Bohemia; a Bohemian.
  • n. A person of Czech descent.
  • n. The Slavic language of the Czechs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to the Czech Republic or the Czech people, culture, or language.
  • n. A person from the Czech Republic (Czechia) or of Czech descent.
  • proper n. A Slavic language primarily spoken in the Czech Republic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. One of the Czechs.
  • proper n. The language of the Czechs (often called Bohemian), the harshest and richest of the Slavic languages.
  • proper n. Of or pertaining to Czechoslovakia or the Czech Republic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of the most westerly branch of the great Slavic family of races, the term including the Bohemians, or Czechs proper, the Moravians, and the Slovaks. They number nearly 7,000,000, and live chiefly in Bohemia, Moravia, and northern Hungary.
  • n. The language of the Czechs, usually called Bohemian. It is closely allied to the Polish. See Bohemian, n., 5.

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

  • n. a native or inhabitant of the former republic of Czechoslovakia
  • adj. of or relating to Czechoslovakia or its people or their language
  • n. a native of inhabitant of the Czech Republic
  • n. the Slavic language of Czechs

Etymologies

Polish, from Czech Čech.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Polish Czech, from Czech Čech (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • It's interesting because there are many Czech cities around that are not labeled “Czech”.

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  • PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - It took five long months for a Czech woman to discover the reason for her pain: Doctors had left a foot-long medical tool inside her abdomen.

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  • _All of us believe that neither the Czech nor the Polish nation will perish_, that even a great war cannot bring about their extirpation; that besides the war there is something greater than all human efforts, that the day of justice will also come, and that the _Czech and Polish nations not only must be but already are victorious_. "

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  • For instance, in Czech or Slovak, you can apparently tell someone to stick their finger through their throat by saying Strč prst skrz krk (audio), a sentence where every word has a nucleic r in lieu of a vowel.

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  • From the description, also in Czech, it appears to be a copy of a postcard in some sort of postal museum.

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  • It has been in the repertoire of the top Czechoslovakian players for several decades and it could be called the Czech variation of the Grunfeld defense.

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  • We shared an ethnic past, rooted in Czech traditions, including a love of stories and laughter.

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  • And if Someone asked me to spell the word Czech right now, I'd probably hesitate and think of my cheque book.

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  • The case is being called "one of the strangest in Czech criminal history".

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