Eth·nic Eth·nic·al a.
1. Belonging to races or nations; based on distinctions of race; ethnological.
2. Pertaining to the gentiles, or nations not converted to Christianity; heathen; pagan; -- opposed to Jewish and Christian.
1. A heathen; a pagan. [Obs.]
No better reported than impure ethnic and lay dogs. --Milton.
adj 1: denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of
living built up by a group of people; "influenced by
ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy; "ethnic food"
[syn: cultural, ethnical]
2: not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and
Islam [syn: heathen, heathenish, pagan]