Meaning of “Portuguese” in the English Dictionary

"Portuguese" in British English

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uk /ˌpɔː.tʃəˈɡiːz/ us /ˌpɔːr.tʃəˈɡiːz/

belonging to or relating to Portugal, its people, or its language:

Portuguese food/customs


uk /ˌpɔː.tʃəˈɡiːz/ us /ˌpɔːr.tʃəˈɡiːz/ plural Portuguese

[ U ] the main language spoken in Portugal

[ C ] a person from Portugal:

There are six Spaniards and a Portuguese in the class.

(Definition of “Portuguese” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)