or Hey·duck, Hey·duke, Hey·duc
- one of a class of mercenary soldiers in 16th-century Hungary.
- an outlaw who engaged in brigandage and irregular warfare against the Turks in the Slavic regions of the Ottoman Empire.
- a male servant or attendant dressed in semimilitary Hungarian costume.
Also Hei·duc, Hei·duk.
Origin of Haiduk
< Hungarian hajdúk, plural of hajdú
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Examples from the Web for haiduk
He will have Skinner before him, a haiduk in the rear, and me at the table; we'll show you sport, my boy!
Nothing; for the haiduk, whose duty it was to sleep on the threshold, had been taken away to join the watch on Viola.
The young Lord, the haiduk, the master of the hounds, and the fool were entertaining themselves playing ball.Peter the Priest
Heyduck or Heiduc
- a rural brigand in the European part of the Ottoman Empire
C17: from Hungarian hajdúk brigands
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