shogun

play
noun sho·gun \ˈshō-gən\

Definition of shogun

  1. :  one of a line of military governors ruling Japan until the revolution of 1867–68

shogunal

play \ˈshō-gə-nəl\ adjective

shogunate

play \ˈshō-gə-nət, -ˌnāt\ noun

Origin and Etymology of shogun

Japanese shōgun


First Known Use: 1727

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SHOGUN Defined for English Language Learners

shogun

play
noun sho·gun \ˈshō-gən\

Definition of shogun for English Language Learners

  • : any one of the military leaders who ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867–68

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