noun, plural Bur·mese.

  1. a native or inhabitant of Burma.
  2. Burman(def 1).
  3. the Tibeto-Burman language of the Burman ethnic group: the official language of Burma.


  1. of or relating to Burma, its inhabitants, or the language Burmese.
  2. Burman(def 3).

adjective Also: Burman

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Burma (Myanmar), its people, or their language

noun plural -mese

  1. a native or inhabitant of Burma (Myanmar)
  2. the official language of Burma (Myanmar), belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family

1823 (adj.), 1824 (n.), from Burma + -ese.

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