- pl. -·guese· a person born or living in Portugal
- the Romance language spoken chiefly in Portugal and Brazil
- a. A native or inhabitant of Portugal.b. A person of Portuguese ancestry.
- The Romance language of Portugal and Brazil.
Origin of PortuguesePortuguese português, from Vulgar Latin *portugal&emacron;nsis, ultimately from Late Latin Portus Cale, the ancient port of Gaya (Oporto).