Definition of führer in English:

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führer

Pronunciation: /ˈfyo͞orər/
(also fuehrer)

noun

A ruthless, tyrannical leader.
Example sentences
  • Instead, our beloved fuehrer the Prime Minister is calling for increased European arms expenditure so that the EU does not have to rely so heavily on the US.
  • Like dictators and führers, politicians always come to the scene of a natural disaster carrying a wad of cash.
  • He is the country's principal elected magistrate, not its fuehrer.

Origin

Mid 20th century: from German Führer 'leader', part of the title Führer und Reichskanzler 'Leader and Chancellor of the Empire' assumed in 1934 by Adolf Hitler, Adolf.

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Syllabification: füh·rer

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