sub·​min·​is·​ter ˈsəb-ˌmi-nə-stər How to pronounce subminister (audio)
variants or sub-minister
plural subministers or sub-ministers
: an assistant or subordinate minister
Virtually every other country has a minister or subminister cabinet position for sport …John MacAloon

Word History

First Known Use

1558, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subminister was in 1558

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Cite this Entry

“Subminister.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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