Definition of hegemon in English:


Line breaks: hege|mon
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdʒɪmɒn


  • A supreme leader.
    More example sentences
    • The revolutionary and Napoleonic period would see three European hegemons dominate European international politics.
    • It seeks to prevent the emergence of a rival hegemon, and the doctrine of ‘preemptive strike’ is part of that.
    • France led the charge against the hegemon, and she wasn't alone.


early 20th century: from Greek hēgemōn.

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