Definition: (adjective) Denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people. Synonyms: cultural. Usage: In my family, holidays are celebrated with lavish meals featuring ethnic foods that remind us of our ancestors' Eastern European roots.
Definition: (noun) A leather-covered bludgeon with a short, flexible shaft or strap, used as a hand weapon. Synonyms: cosh, sap. Usage: He was beaten so badly with the blackjack that he suffered several broken bones.