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Haiduk

or Heyduck, Heyduke, Heyduc

[hahy-doo k] /ˈhaɪ dʊk/
noun
1.
one of a class of mercenary soldiers in 16th-century Hungary.
2.
an outlaw who engaged in brigandage and irregular warfare against the Turks in the Slavic regions of the Ottoman Empire.
3.
a male servant or attendant dressed in semimilitary Hungarian costume.
Also, Heiduc, Heiduk.
Origin of Haiduk
< Hungarian hajdúk, plural of hajdú
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British Dictionary definitions for heiduc

Heiduc

/ˈhaɪdʊk/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Haiduk

Haiduk

/ˈhaɪdʊk/
noun
1.
a rural brigand in the European part of the Ottoman Empire
Word Origin
C17: from Hungarian hajdúk brigands
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