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czar

noun \ˈzär, ˈ(t)sär\

Simple Definition of czar

  • : the title of the ruler of Russia before 1917

  • : a very powerful person in a particular business or activity

  • —used as an unofficial title for the person who is in charge of a government office or department

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of czar

  1. 1 :  emperor; specifically :  the ruler of Russia until the 1917 revolution

  2. 2 :  one having great power or authority <a banking czar>

czardom

play also

tsardom

play or

tzardom

\ˈzär-dəm, ˈ(t)sär-\ noun

Examples of czar in a sentence

  1. <a showbiz czar who is said to be able to make or break a career>



Variants of czar

also

tsar

or

tzar

\ˈzär, ˈ(t)sär\

Origin and Etymology of czar

New Latin czar, from Russian tsar', from Old Russian tsĭsarĭ, from Gothic kaisar, from Greek or Latin; Greek, from Latin Caesar — more at caesar


First Known Use: 1555

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CZAR Defined for Kids

czar

noun \ˈzär\

Definition of czar for Students

  1. :  the ruler of Russia before 1917





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