An artificial international language based on English.
Origin of VolapukVolap&udie;k : vola, genitive sing. of vol, world (alteration of English world) + p&udie;k, speech (alteration of English speech).
- An artificial language created in 1879 by Johann Martin Schleyer.
From Volapük Volapük.
Variant of Volapük
an invented language, devised (c. 1879) by German clergyman J. M. Schleyer (1831-1912), for proposed use as an international auxiliary language: it uses roots from the major European languages and has a complex morphology
also written Volapuk
Origin of Volapük; from Volapük vol, world (altered ; from world) + -a-, connective + pük, language (altered ; from speak)