czar


czar

noun \ˈzär, ˈ(t)sär\

: 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

Full Definition of CZAR

1
:  emperor; specifically :  the ruler of Russia until the 1917 revolution
2
:  one having great power or authority <a banking czar>
czar·dom also tsar·dom or tzar·dom \ˈzär-dəm, ˈ(t)sär-\ noun

Variants of CZAR

czar also tsar or tzar \ˈzär, ˈ(t)sär\

Examples of CZAR

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

Origin 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

Other Foreign Functionary Terms

count, despot, emir, wardrobe, yeoman

Rhymes with CZAR

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