noun füh·rer \ˈfyu̇r-ər, ˈfir-\
variants: or



Definition of führer

  1. :  leader 2; especially :  tyrant

Examples of führer in a sentence

  1. <a nation that has suffered under the yoke of one führer after another, never knowing the freedoms of a democracy>

Origin and Etymology of führer

German (der) Führer, literally, the leader (title assumed by Adolf Hitler), from Middle High German vüerer, from vüeren to lead, bear, from Old High German fuoren to lead; akin to Old English faran to go — more at fare

First Known Use: 1934

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