Eu·ro·pe·an / ˌyərəˈpēən; ˌyoŏrə-/ • adj. of, relating to, or characteristic of Europe or its inhabitants. ∎ of or relating to the European Union: a single European currency.• n. a native or inhabitant of Europe. ∎ a national of a state belonging to the European Union. ∎ a person who is committed to the European Union: they claimed to be the party of good Europeans. ∎ a person who is white or of European parentage, esp. in a country with a large nonwhite population.DERIVATIVES: Eu·ro·pe·an·ism / -ˌnizəm/ n.