Definition of dux in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʌks/

noun (plural duces /ˈdjuːsiːz/)

chiefly Scottish
The top pupil in a school or class.
Example sentences
  • He was himself a pupil at the school and a former dux.
  • In 1913 he graduated from the grammar school being dux of the school and winning the gold medal.
  • Now dux of St. Aloyisius College, it meant any career was open to you.


Mid 18th century (denoting the leading voice or instrument in a fugue or canon): from Latin, 'leader'.

Words that rhyme with dux

crux, flux, lux, luxe, tux

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