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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- a variant spelling of Haiduk
Heyduck or Heiduc
- a rural brigand in the European part of the Ottoman Empire
C17: from Hungarian hajdúk brigands
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