mi·​ka·​do mə-ˈkä-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce mikado (audio)
plural mikados
: an emperor of Japan

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Black mikado with tiers of fabric flounces, the look delivered enough drama to compete with the spectacle on-screen. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 6 Sep. 2021

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Word History



First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mikado was in 1727

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“Mikado.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mikado. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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mi·​ka·​do mə-ˈkäd-ō How to pronounce mikado (audio)
plural mikados
: an emperor of Japan

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