- a member of a people of Cambodia that had a highly developed civilization that reached its peak in the 12th cent.
- the Mon-Khmer language of this people, also spoken in NE Thailand and S Vietnam
< the Khmer name
See Khmer in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. Khmer
- A member of a people of Cambodia whose civilization reached its height from the 9th to the 15th century.
- The Mon-Khmer language that is the official language of Cambodia.
- Khmer, Khmerˈi·an adjective