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kaiser

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noun kai·ser \ˈkī-zər\

Simple Definition of kaiser

  • : the title of the ruler of Germany from 1871 to 1918

Full Definition of kaiser

  1. :  emperor; especially :  the ruler of Germany from 1871 to 1918

kai·ser·dom play \-zər-dəm\ noun
kai·ser·ism play \-zə-ˌri-zəm\ noun

Origin of kaiser

Middle English, from Old Norse keisari; akin to Old High German keisur emperor; both from a prehistoric Germanic word borrowed from Latin Caesar, cognomen of the Emperor Augustus


First Known Use: 13th century


Kaiser

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biographical name Kai·ser \ˈkī-zər\

Definition of Kaiser

  1. Henry John 1882–1967 Am. industrialist





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