noun hai·duk \ˈhīˌdu̇k\

Definition of haiduk



  1. 1 :  a Balkan outlaw opposed to Turkish rule

  2. 2 :  a Hungarian mercenary foot soldier of a class eventually elevated to noble rank

  3. 3 :  a male attendant or servant in various European countries dressed in livery resembling the costume of Hungarian haiduks

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Origin and Etymology of haiduk

German heiduck, haiduck, from Hungarian hajdúk, plural of hajdú robber

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a trip made at another's expense

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