arch·​duke | \ (ˌ)ärch-ˈdük How to pronounce archduke (audio) , -ˈdyük \

Definition of archduke

1 : a sovereign prince
2 : a prince of the imperial family of Austria

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Other Words from archduke

archdukedom \ (ˌ)ärch-​ˈdük-​dəm How to pronounce archduke (audio) , -​ˈdyük-​ \ noun

Examples of archduke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web We had been told to climb over a metal gate off a side road at Son Marroig, the former estate of an Austrian archduke, to find the unmarked trail. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 On March 17, Karl von Habsburg, the archduke of Austria, confirmed he had been diagnosed with coronavirus. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 9 Jan. 2021 The archduke, who heads the historic House of Habsburg-Lorraine, has been in self-quarantine since March 12 after testing positive for the virus. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 9 Jan. 2021 How in the world could the assassination of an archduke who is a second level official in Sarajevo in June of 1914 have created a conflagration that was so devastating that historians had to create a whole new category to describe it? CBS News, 11 Nov. 2020 The family needs money, the last of the line dies, or the old archduke’s armor gives the Gen X heir night sweats — such occasions sharpen the animal spirits, and off to Maastricht the art goes. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 11 Mar. 2020 Admiration for French fare did not divert Benito Juárez from waging a successful guerrilla war; in less than five years the archduke was overthrown. Jim Kempton, Orange County Register, 2 Aug. 2019 The poor archduke and his wife were assassinated this morning in Serbia. . . . Anna Mundow, WSJ, 3 Aug. 2018 The archduke disregarded the warning and proceeded to Bosnia Wednesday., 29 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of archduke

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for archduke

Middle French archeduc, from arche- arch- + duc duke

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“Archduke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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