Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Malta or its people, language, or culture.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Malta.
  • noun A person of Maltese ancestry.
  • noun The Semitic language of the people of Malta.
  • noun A dog of a toy breed having a long silky white coat. The breed was developed in the Mediterranean region and has long been associated with Malta.
  • noun A Maltese cat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to Malta, an island in the Mediterranean, formerly belonging to the Knights Hospitalers or Knights of Malta (1530–1798), afterward to France, and since 1800 to Great Britain, or to the group of islands of which it is the chief.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of the island of Malta.
  • noun The language spoken by the natives of Malta. Its chief element is a corrupt form of Arabic mixed with Italian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Malta or to its inhabitants.
  • adjective See Illust. 5, of Cross.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a breed of small terriers, having long silky white hair. The breed originated in Malta.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun collectively The inhabitants of Malta.
  • noun An inhabitant or a resident of Malta.
  • proper noun The Semitic language of Malta.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to Malta or its language.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any short-haired bluish-grey cat
  • noun breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat
  • adjective of or relating to the island or republic of Malta or its inhabitants
  • noun a native or inhabitant of Malta
  • noun the national language of the Republic of Malta; a Semitic language derived from Arabic but with many loan words from Italian, Spanish, and Norman-French

Etymologies

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Malta +‎ -ese

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