Marshallese [mahr-shuh-leez, -lees] WORD ORIGIN noun, plural Mar·shall·ese. a native or inhabitant of the, especially a member of a Micronesian people native to these Islands. the Polynesian language of the Marshall Islands. adjective of or relating to the Marshall Islands, their inhabitants, or their language.
Origin of Marshallese First recorded in 1940–45;+ Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019