Iranian

I•ra•ni•an
[[t]ɪˈreɪ ni ən, ɪˈrɑ-, aɪˈreɪ-[/t]] adj.
1) peo geg of or pertaining to Iran or its inhabitants
2) peo of, pertaining to, or denoting one of the two major branches of the Indo-Iranian languages, including Persian, Kurdish, Baluchi, and Pashto
3) peo the Iranian languages
4) peo a native or inhabitant of Iran
Etymology: 1835–45

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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