A Belgian who is a native speaker of Flemish.
A person born or living in Flanders.
A Belgian who speaks Flemish.
(person) 1881-1955; Brit. bacteriologist: discovered penicillin together with Sir Howard Walter Florey.
A native or inhabitant of the historical region of Flanders or of the region of Flanders in northern Belgium.
Origin of fleming
- Middle English from Middle Dutch Vlāming
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English flameng, from late Old English Flæmingi, from Old Norse Flǽmingr, from Middle Dutch Vlaminc, Vleminc, from Old Frisian (unattested) (cf. West Frisian Flaming), from Proto-Germanic *flaumaz ‘flowing, current (water)’ and the patronymic suffix -ing ‘belonging to, descended from’. More at Flanders.