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mogul

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noun mo·gul \ˈmō-(ˌ)gəl\

Definition of mogul

  1. 1 also mo·ghul or mu·ghal \ˈmü-\ capitalized :  an Indian Muslim of or descended from one of several conquering groups of Mongol, Turkish, and Persian origin; especially :  great mogul

  2. 2 :  a great personage :  magnate

mogul also moghul or mughal adjective often capitalized


Origin of mogul

Persian Mughul, from Mongolian mongγol Mongol


First Known Use: 1588

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mogul

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noun mo·gul \ˈmō-gəl\

Definition of mogul

  1. :  a bump in a ski run



Origin of mogul

German dialect; akin to German dialect (Viennese) mugl small hill


First Known Use: 1959



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