AskDefine | Define Caucasian

Dictionary Definition

Caucasian adj
1 of or relating to the geographical region of Caucasia; "Caucasian languages" [syn: Caucasic]
2 of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population" [syn: white] [ant: black]

Noun

1 a member of the Caucasoid race [syn: White, white person]
2 a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that have no known affiliations to languages spoken elsewhere [syn: Caucasian language]

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English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. of, or relating to the Caucasus region or its people, languages and culture.
  2. In the context of "anthropology|archaic": of a human racial classification; including people who originate from Europe and a portion of people who originate from Northern Africa, Western Asia and parts of Central Asia and South Asia having usually straight or wavy hair similar phenotypical features and very light to yellowish pigmented skin.

Translations

pertaining to the anthropological race
pertaining to the Caucasus region or people

Proper noun

Caucasian
  1. In the context of "anthropology|archaic": a member of the Caucasian racial classification.
  2. a native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
  3. a group of languages spoken in the Caucasus area.
  4. (bartending) a humourous name for the White Russian, a cocktail consisting of coffee liqueur, vodka, and milk. Apparently originated with the 1998 film The Big Lebowski.

Translations

native of the Caucasus region

Extensive Definition

Caucasian may refer to:
Caucasian in German: Kaukasier

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

American Indian, Amerind, Australian aborigine, Bushman, Indian, Malayan, Mister Charley, Mongolian, Negrillo, Negrito, Negro, Oriental, Red Indian, WASP, black, black man, blackfellow, boy, brown man, burrhead, colored person, coon, darky, gook, honky, jigaboo, jungle bunny, nigger, niggra, ofay, paleface, pygmy, red man, redskin, slant-eye, spade, the Man, white, white man, whitey, yellow man
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