Definition of royal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrɔɪəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɔɪəl//
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[usually plural] (informal) a member of a royal family The Queen will be joined by other royals at this evening's performance. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French roial, from Latin regalis ‘regal’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: royal