tuchun

noun
tu·​chun | \ ˈdü-ˈjün How to pronounce tuchun (audio) , -ˈjᵫn How to pronounce tuchun (audio) \

Definition of tuchun

1 : a Chinese military governor (as of a province)
2 : a Chinese warlord

First Known Use of tuchun

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tuchun

Chinese (Beijing) dūjūn

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tuchun

Time Traveler for tuchun

Time Traveler

The first known use of tuchun was in 1917

See more words from the same year

Statistics for tuchun

Cite this Entry

“Tuchun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuchun. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

Comments on tuchun

What made you want to look up tuchun? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!