A nicer way to say Iranian. Used by those who are afraid of what others might think of their culture. It would be like a Syrian calling him/herself Phoenician or someone from the Czech Republic referring to their country as Czechoslovakia.
1) Even though I am or my family is from Iran, a middle-eastern country, I'm going to hide my heritage by calling myself the less offensive and more exotic-sounding name of a dead empire that once controlled my present-day country. That way, ignorant, narrow-minded, uneducated fools won't judge me with bias and I can blend in with society. I'll let them hate on the Middle-Easterns that are proud of their countries instead.

2) You're Iranian, not Persian...unless you were born there before 1935...get over it...
by DeezNutzzzz November 03, 2008
A more pure form of heroin from Southwest Asia. It has a more severe withdrawal symptoms to normal heroin.
"King's got some Persian but no needles..."

Nikki Sixx - Heroin Diaries
by Infuscos July 21, 2008
A typical Persian in La (generally Beverly Hills) puts in great effort to seem rich but are in debt. Persian women are famous for nose jobs and dye their hair at least once in their life. They hate their body hair and will bitch behind your back. 50% ruin the culture by giving the reputation Ahmadenijad does. The other 50% aren't divorced and all have a life. Young girls usually don't find what they are until they turn 30.The men have hair everywhere except when they hit 30 and have none on top of their heads. They prefer fat girls working at a fast food place just because they are blonde rather than a successful Persian princess.
Persian Woman 1: 50% of Persians are bitches

Stupid Persian Lady with big mouth and ears: If you hate Persians so much, why do you shop here?

by SifeedGorbe((; January 24, 2013
A race of people from the Middle East that are ashamed of the actual country they come from. They use the term "Persian" because the world generally frowns on "Iranian" or "Iraqi" after 9/11.
Persians generally move to the U.S. while the entire family lives in the same house. They purchase expensive cars and clothes to show how "rich" they are.
Persians are easily spotted by the slick black hair, uni-brow, dark-complexion and INTENSE fragrance of cologne.
Persians may also be dressed in clothes that may look rediculous to one that is not accustomed to Persians, like black shirts with shiny gold images on them, mirror sun glasses and tight jeans with the trademark "artificial worn look" on the front.

Warning: Never try to sell anything to a Persian. Their overly-aggressive haggling will overwhelm a non-Persian. If you must, raise the price by 20% before and let them feel proud of how amazing they are at bargaining when you give them 10% off. They will feel like the Sultan of Persia, you will have made them paid more just for giving you such a hard time.

Iteresting Fact:
Some Persians males will go as far as to say they are "Italian" or "European" just to bang stupid white chicks because their family will never allow the banging of a non-Persian.
I was trying to sell my TV to this Persian guy. It took me 2 hours of his haggling to get me down to $150. I was going to sell it for $125, but when I saw he was Persian, I knew I was in for a ride.
by Ape Creature March 08, 2011
Persian = An ethinic group (roughly 50% of the population) living in Iran.

Iran = (Literally) land of the Aryans = Persia after 1935

Aryan, literally means an excellent or honorable person;

One of a primitive people supposed to have lived in pre-historic times, in Central Asia, east of the Caspian Sea, and north of the Hindoo Koosh and Paropamisan Mountains, and to have been the stock from which sprang the Hindoo, Persian, Greek, Latin, Celtic, Teutonic, Slavonic, and other races; one of that ethnological division of mankind called also Indo-European or Indo-Germanic.

Indo-Aryan: A member of one of the native races of India of Aryan speech and blood, characterized by tall stature, dolichocephaly (long head), fair complexion with dark hair and eyes, plentiful beard, and narrow and prominent nose.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (from before WWI)


Notes: Many of the Nazi leaders (Goebbels, Himmler, Speers, Rommel, Goering, Hess, Frank, etc.) were themselves brunettes. On the other hand, many of the Jews that were persecuted were whiter-skinned than many of the Nazi leaders:

"... Nevertheless, such theorists usually accepted that considerable variety of hair and eye colour existed even within the racial categories they recognised. Contrary to a popular myth, the Nazis themselves did not discriminate against Aryans who were not blond or blue-eyed, or had only one of these features. Adolf Hitler and most Nazi officials (not to mention most Germans at the time) had dark hair and were considered to be Aryans."

From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_race
Persian nowadays refers to an ethnic group (some members of which have been mixed with other groups such as Turks and Arabs) living in Iran. Iranian However, is a name referring to the nationality of all the people living in, or originated from the country.
by Mark Ar. May 01, 2006
Persians are an ethnic group from Iran. They constitute about 48% of all iranians. Persians are a indo-european group and speak Farsi. Contrary to what people write here, ethnic persians are white, the darkest iranians are azeri turks and are not persians. There are a lot of persians with light eyes and light hair, myself being a green eyed redhead. Not all iranians are persians!! We shall free ourselves from the desert dwelling Mullhas!!
Azeri Turk - Persian Brother!
Persian - Fuck off bitch, you are not my brother, you are not even Persian!
by Persianisnotiranian November 02, 2007
A typical persian(from Iran, prounounced eeron, not i ran) is always late to everything, lives in a nice area (like Beverly Hills), drives a Mercedes or BMW, has a lot of money. Often times, persians have accents that inhibit them from properly pronouncing the letter "w," and therefore they replace it with "v". Persian guys are known to be hairy on every part of their body except the top of their head, and wear a lot of cologne. Persian girls are very "clicky" and tend to dress in all black black. Brand names are a MUST. Also, a typical trend is the older they are, the blonder they are. It all starts with highlights, and then turns into blonde! (only for some persians...typically persian girls.)
PS most persians want to go to UCLA and become doctors or lawyers or successful business men/women.
by Navid - Da IzRaNiAn March 01, 2005
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