uhlan

noun

uh·​lan ˈü-ˌlän How to pronounce uhlan (audio) ü-ˈlän How to pronounce uhlan (audio)
ˈyü-lən,
ˈü-
: any of a body of Prussian light cavalry originally modeled on Tatar lancers

Word History

Etymology

German, from Polish ulan, from Turkish oğlan boy, servant

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uhlan was in 1753

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Cite this Entry

“Uhlan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uhlan. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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