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 (to͞ot′n, tyo͞ot′n)
1. A member of an ancient people, probably of Germanic or Celtic origin, who lived in Jutland until about 100 bc.
2. A member of any of the peoples speaking a Germanic language, especially a German.

[Latin Teutōnī, Teutons; see teutā- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Peoples) a member of an ancient Germanic people from Jutland who migrated to S Gaul in the 2nd century bc: annihilated by a Roman army in 102 bc
2. (Peoples) a member of any people speaking a Germanic language, esp a German
(Languages) Teutonic
[C18: from Latin Teutonī the Teutons, of Germanic origin]


(ˈtut n, ˈtyut n)

1. a member of any people speaking a Germanic language, esp. a language of the West Germanic group.
[1720–30; < Latin Teutonī (pl.) a people, presumed to be Germanic, who migrated from Jutland to Gaul and were destroyed by the Romans in 102 b.c.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Teuton - someone (especially a German) who speaks a Germanic language
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
German - a person of German nationality
2.Teuton - a member of the ancient Germanic people who migrated from Jutland to southern Gaul and were annihilated by the Romans
Nibelung - (German mythology) any of the race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure hoard that was stolen by Siegfried
Nibelung - (German mythology) a companion or follower of Siegfried
Siegfried - (German mythology) mythical German warrior hero of the Nibelungenlied who takes possession of the accursed treasure of the Nibelungs by slaying the dragon that guards it and awakens Brynhild and is eventually killed; Sigurd is the Norse counterpart
Teutonic deity - (German mythology) a deity worshipped by the ancient Teutons
Brunhild, Brunnhilde, Brynhild - a Valkyrie or a queen in the Nibelungenlied who loved the hero Siegfried; when he deceived her she had him killed and then committed suicide
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Goth - one of the Teutonic people who invaded the Roman Empire in the 3rd to 5th centuries


[ˈtjuːtən] Nteutón/ona m/f


nTeutone m, → Teutonin f
References in classic literature ?
Then it was that Professor Wertz proclaimed it no hog-German, but early German, or early Teuton, of a date that must far precede anything that had ever been discovered and handed down by the scholars.
But little good did it do this much-mixed young man to know that half of him was late American and the other half early Teuton.
His guests rushed to possess him and acclaim him, but James Ward, suddenly looking out of the eyes of the early Teuton, saw the fair frail Twentieth Century girl he loved, and felt something snap in his brain.
The early Teuton in him died the night of the Mill Valley fight with the bear.
The serene Teuton found the supper table and was happy, eating steadily through the bill of fare, and dismayed the garcons by the ravages he committed.
Yet it betrayed that interest in the universal which the average Teuton possesses and the average Englishman does not.
What better proof can be needed to establish the superiority of the Teuton than the fact that after such meals he can produce such music?
That simple and astute Teuton had been, it seems, holding me up to Falk in the light of a rival.
I can only account for it by assuming that either England was temporarily conquered by the Teutons, or that an invasion of so vast proportions was undertaken that German troops were hurled upon the England coast in huge numbers and that landings were necessarily effected at many places simultaneously.
Chris Teuton, chair of American Indian Studies at the UW, hopes students eventually will be able to learn both those languages in for-credit courses, joining the 55 other languages already taught by the university.
Teuton, Juan Duchesne Winter, Miguel Rocha, Arturo Arias, Laurence Prescott, Emilio del Valle Escalante y Juan Guillermo Sanchez, sin olvidar las selecciones literarias de Pedro Blas Julio Romero, Rosa Chavez, Anastasia Candre Yamacuri, Adriana Paredes Pineda y "La historia de la migracion Cheroky" relatada por Sequoyah Guess y traducida por Miguel Rocha Vivas.
Though such films have had a traditionally tough time in Teuton, Rheon, who plays the psychopathic Ramsay Bolton on "Game of Thrones," is a star among genre auds, and therefore, Alvart feels, an ideal choice for Christian Pasquariello's debut feature "Sum1," about a young soldier stationed in a desolate forest while the remnants of humanity hide underground from alien invaders.