hetman

noun
het·​man | \ ˈhet-mən How to pronounce hetman (audio) \
plural hetmans

Definition of hetman

: a Cossack leader

First Known Use of hetman

1710, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hetman

Ukrainian het'man

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“Hetman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hetman. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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