variants or Habsburg
: of or relating to the German royal house to which belong the rulers of Austria from 1278 to 1918, the rulers of Spain from 1516 to 1700, and many of the Holy Roman emperors
Hapsburg noun

Word History


Habsburg, Aargau, Switzerland

First Known Use

circa 1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hapsburg was circa 1861

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Cite this Entry

“Hapsburg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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