duce

noun
du·​ce | \ ˈdü-(ˌ)chā How to pronounce duce (audio) \

Definition of duce

: leader used especially for the leader of the Italian Fascist party

First Known Use of duce

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for duce

Italian (Il) Duce, literally, the leader, title of Benito Mussolini, from Latin duc-, dux

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“Duce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duce. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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