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Junkers (Prussian)

Junkers is a plural form of Junker

Junker

Definition:

a member of the Prussian aristocracy noted especially for militarism

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

Junkers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from German, from Old High German junchērro young lord, from junc young + hērro...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of Junkers...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Junker | Junkers | YUUNG

members of the landed nobility in Prussia. They owned great estates that were maintained and worked by Slavic peasants with few rights. They were a dominant factor in the Prussian and, after 1871, German military, political and diplomatic leadership... (39 of 1703 words, pronunciation, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Junker

Junker (disambiguation)

may refer to: Junker, the landed aristocracy of Prussia and Eastern Germany | Junker (Russia), derived from the German term, has several meanings in Russian | Junker (SS rank), a Waffen-SS officer candidate position | Junker (grape), another name for... (37 of 173 words, 12 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Junker (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

Junker | Junkerdom [noun, derived]

[history] any of the aristocratic landowners of Prussia who were devoted to maintaining their identity and extensive social and political privileges | ... (21 of 359 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/junker

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Junker [Prussian and German landowner]

member of the landowning aristocracy of Prussia and eastern Germany, which, under the German Empire and the Weimar Republic, exercised substantial ... (21 of 147 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/308339​/Junker

Random House Dictionary:

junker | Junker

[slang] : a car that is old, worn out, or in bad enough repair to be scrapped. | "Junker" : a member of a class of aristocratic landholders, ... (27 of 79 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/junker

American Heritage Dictionary:

junker | Junker | Junkerdom [noun, related]

[slang] A car or truck that is old and in poor repair. | A member of the Prussian landed aristocracy, a class formerly associated with political ... (25 of 64 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/junker

Oxford Dictionary:

Junker [historical] | junkerdom [derived] | junkerism [derived]

a German nobleman or aristocrat, especially a member of the Prussian aristocracy (12 of 63 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Junker

Junker | junkerdom [derived] | junkerism [derived]

Syllabification: (JunĀ·ker) | [historical] | a German nobleman or aristocrat, especially a member of the Prussian aristocracy. (15 of 51 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Junker

New World Dictionary:

junker [United States] | Junker

[slang] an old, dilapidated car or truck | a member of the privileged, militaristic landowning class in Germany; Prussian aristocrat | a German ... (21 of 53 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/junker

Merriam-Webster:

Junker | clunker [synonym] | crate [synonym] | jalopy [synonym] | beater [synonym] | Junkerdom [noun, related] | Junkerism [noun, related] | flivver [similar] | hulk [similar] | ...

a member of the Prussian landed aristocracy (7 of 45 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/junker show=1

Wiktionary:

junker | junkers [plural] | Junker [sense-specific]

A young German noble or squire, especially a member of the aristocratic party in Prussia, stereotyped with narrow-minded militaristic and authoritarian attitudes. | A beat-up automobile. (25 of 42 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/junker

Encarta Dictionary:

Junker | Junkers [plural]

an aristocratic landowner in Prussia, with great political power | an offensive term for a German army officer or official regarded as arrogant and ... (23 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861623511​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

Junker

First use: 16th century

Origin: from German, from Old High German junchērro young lord, from junc young + hērro master, lord

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/junker

Oxford Dictionary:

Junker [historical]

Origin: German, earlier Junkher, from Middle High German junc "young" + herre "lord"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Junker

Merriam-Webster:

Junker

First use: 1554

Origin: German, from Old High German junchērro, literally, young lord

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/junker show=1

Encarta Dictionary:

Junker | Junkers [plural]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: German Junker "young lord"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861623511​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Junker

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Junker"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/junker

the Free Dictionary:

Junker

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Junker"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Junker"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Junker" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Junker

Google Dictionary:

Junker | Junkers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "Junker"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Junker

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Junker"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=junker​02 word=Junker

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