Dom

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honorific title

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ˈdäm How to pronounce Dom (audio)
used as a title for some monks and canons regular
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ˈdōⁿ How to pronounce Dom (audio)
used as a title prefixed to the Christian name of a Portuguese or Brazilian man of rank

dom

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abbreviation

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domestic
2
dominant
3
dominion

-dom

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noun suffix

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a
: dignity : office
dukedom
b
: realm : jurisdiction
kingdom
2
: state or fact of being
freedom
3
: those having a (specified) office, occupation, interest, or character
officialdom

Word History

Etymology

Honorific title

Latin dominus master

Noun suffix

Middle English, from Old English -dōm; akin to Old High German -tuom -dom, Old English dōm judgment — more at doom

First Known Use

Honorific Title

1716, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dom was in 1716

Dictionary Entries Near Dom

Cite this Entry

“Dom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dom. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

-dom

noun suffix
dəm
1
: dignity : office
dukedom
2
: realm : jurisdiction
kingdom
3
: state or fact of being
freedom
4
: those having a (specified) office, occupation, interest, or character
officialdom
Etymology

Noun suffix

Old English -dōm "office, high position or rank, area of authority"

Medical Definition

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