[duhks, doo ks]
- British. the pupil who is academically first in a class or school.
- (in the later Roman Empire) a military chief commanding the troops in a frontier province.
Origin of dux
1800–10; < Latin: literally, leader, noun derivative from base of dūcere to lead
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Examples from the Web for dux
Unluckily, he was called away on the morning of the day that I reached Dux.
Casanova's own comment on his trip away from Dux will be found in the Memoirs.
“I would not answer the question if I could,” said the Dux defiantly.
But I did my best to glare back and tighten my lips like the Dux.
“Good-bye,” said the Dux, not heeding the hand, and walking to the door.
- (in Scottish and certain other schools) the top pupil in a class or school
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