an·​arch ˈa-ˌnärk How to pronounce anarch (audio)
: a leader or advocate of revolt or anarchy

Examples of anarch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since those early beginnings, the invention’s larger structure has evolved to assume narrative shapes, such as the regular geography of Christopher Robin’s Hundred Acre Wood (where the anarch is the merrily spontaneous Winnie-the-Pooh). Angus Fletcher, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Mar. 2021

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Word History


back formation from anarchy, with -arch taken as -arch entry 1

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anarch was in 1757

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“Anarch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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