AskDefine | Define Maltese

Dictionary Definition

Maltese adj : of or relating to the island or republic of Malta or its inhabitants; "Maltese customs officers" n : breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat [syn: Maltese dog]

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English

Etymology

Pronunciation

  • a US: /ˌmɑlˈtiz/, /%mAl"tiz/
  • a UK: /ˌmɒlˈtɪiz/. /%mQl"ti:z/
  • Rhymes with: -iːz

Noun

  1. In the context of "collectively": The inhabitants of Malta.
  2. An inhabitant or a resident of Malta.

Translations

Maltese people collectively
  • Dutch: Maltezen
inhabitant of Malta

Proper noun

  1. The semitic language of Malta.

Translations

language of Malta

Adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to Malta or its language.

Derived terms

Translations

pertaining to Malta or its language

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Dutch

Noun

  1. A Maltese woman.

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Maltese refers to people and objects related to the country of Malta:
Maltese is also a family name:
Maltese may also refer to:
Maltese in German: Malteser
Maltese in French: Maltese
Maltese in Italian: Maltese
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