generalissimo

noun gen·er·a·lis·si·mo \ ˌjen-rə-ˈli-sə-ˌmō , ˌje-nə- \
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of generalissimo

plural generalissimos
: the chief commander of an army

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Origin and Etymology of generalissimo

Italian, from generale general


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