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1. An ethnic group who form the ethnic majority in the modern-day Islamic Republic of Iran (they make up about 51% of the country's population). They are also found in significant numbers in the UK, India and Gulf States, such as the United Arab Emirates.

2. A language traditionally spoken as a first language by Persians (see definition 1) as well as by Tajiks and the Hazara people of Afghanistan. Also known as Farsi, Parsi and Dari.

3. Before 1935, Iran was known as "Persia". When there was a country called Persia, its adjective was "Persian" and its citizens (regardless of ethnicity) were known as "Persians". Some people still falsely use the word in this way, in relation to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

4. A domestic breed of cat, notable for its long fur.

5. World-renowned rugs and carpets, exported from Iran to the rest of the world.
The Persian Empire, under various guises, existed from 728BCE until 1187CE. For much of its existence, it dominated Central Asia and was hugely influential upon the Islamic World.
by HallOfMirrors June 06, 2009
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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
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people very similiar to Italians, and look alike and act alike.
is he persian or italian? Same shit, greasy haired rich people.
by al fucking pacino August 23, 2003
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1.cocky sons of a bitches
2.rich only because of their relatives
3.think they are superior to every other race with their mythical "aryan" race (mythical, like a unicorn)
4.crash their "superior" cars with their "superior" driving skills
5.drives worse than hispanics,asians,whites,blacks,etc.
6.HUGE ASS NOSE that is like the Jew Nose(because air is free)
7.most are metrosexual or homosexual
8.like to fascinate about themselves (read the previous definitions and tell me i'm wrong)P.S.No,you Persians cannot respond.
1.Achmed the Persian got stuck at a door due to his GIGANTIC nose.

2.Mohammed Haluknamud Jihad the Persian crashed his camel due to streetracing with his "superior" driving skills.
by AllahSpeaks the Truth November 04, 2006
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Someone who is too chicken to call himself Iranian.
person1: that's an interesting accent...where are you from?
person2: I'm Persian!
person1: Didn't you guys like take few of our Americans as hostages?
person2: oh no, dumbass those were Iranians. I am Persian like the kitty cat(makes a 'meowww' sound) or the rug...
person1: oh k whatever..
by gooker September 22, 2007
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one of da most welathiest peeps on da planet. u gotsta have a bmw or mercedes to be a true perian....bentlys work too. knows for there HUGE dix and there ability to get wut they want! forget dem gansgta sht aint got nutin like we do.
yo chek dat gangsta rolin in da hot mercedes benzz wit da blingin ice around his nek!!....yo dat aint no niga das a persian!
amreekayess=boro bemir eeshala HOME-beverly, cali & GN, ny
by raph March 03, 2004
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persians are not white
they are muslim and we categorize all muslims in the same race, i mean who cares if you think you are white, yer muslim! same difference
- they are hairy, even the girls have hairy ass arms!
-they smell like indians
-the girls are fine tho o man i would do a persian kitty in a heartbeat
-they need nosejobs
-they claim they are ballers but its all about their own insecurity... look at their crummy country. its really rich or really poor.. just like any other third world pos.
-there are some down persians but they cant come close to reppin the sets like white, mexicans, blacks and asians
- mayb in iran they are down... down terrorists!ahaha
that persian in the 2nd hand beamer is a hairy smelly mo fo!
by onthareal May 09, 2005
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