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archduke

Syllabification: arch·duke
Pronunciation: /ˈärCHˌd(y)o͞ok
 
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Definition of archduke in English:

noun

historical
A son of the emperor of Austria.
Example sentences
  • The next year the death of the emperor Joseph brought the archduke Charles to the imperial throne.
  • Once at a cocktail do in one of the vast reception areas where archdukes had cavorted, he languidly asked me to fetch him a canapé.
  • It may not be a money-spinner - conventional hoteliers would balk at the thought of changing the flowers or turning paying guests away on a whim - but if archdukes are sleeping in your bedrooms and Sean Connery's in the bar, who cares?

Origin

early 16th century: from Old French archeduc, from Merovingian Latin archidux, archiduc-, from archi- 'chief' + dux, duc- (see duke).

Derivatives

archducal

1
Pronunciation: /ˌärCHˈd(y)o͞okəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The shield has on the top the archducal hat of Austria.
  • Usually there is also a crown or so called ‘archducal hat’ over the arms of Styria.
  • On June 28, 1914, after days of rumors about possible assassination attempts, the archducal car was attacked by means of a bomb thrown from the large surrounding crowds.

Words that rhyme with archduke

chibouk, duke, Farouk, fluke, gook, kook, Luke, nuke, peruke, puke, rebuke, Seljuk, snook, souk, spook, spruik, stook, tuque, zouk

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