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- Hu·go [hoo-gaw] /ˈhu gɔ/, 1859–1935, German aircraft designer and builder.
- a car that is old, worn out, or in bad enough repair to be scrapped.
Origin of junker
- a member of a class of aristocratic landholders, especially in East Prussia, strongly devoted to militarism and authoritarianism, from among whom the German military forces recruited a large number of its officers.
- a young German, especially Prussian, nobleman.
- a German official or military officer who is narrow-minded, haughty, and overbearing.
Origin of Junker
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Examples from the Web for junkers
I am not afraid of the Junkers here,—I have spirits,—but the Germans at home have no spirits.Dr. Jonathan (A Play)
From nose to tail the Junkers became no more than a moving ball of fire.
It was as though they both intended to fly right straight into the Junkers.
"Junkers, right enough," Dawson repeated with a nod of his head.Dave Dawson at Casablanca
Robert Sydney Bowen
But your Junkers and other jingoes neither wavered nor hesitated.Right Above Race
Otto Hermann Kahn
- Hugo. 1859–1935, German aircraft designer. His military aircraft were used in both World Wars
- history any of the aristocratic landowners of Prussia who were devoted to maintaining their identity and extensive social and political privileges
- an arrogant, narrow-minded, and tyrannical German army officer or official
- (formerly) a young German nobleman
C16: from German, from Old High German junchērro young lord, from junc young + hērro master, lord
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Word Origin and History for junkers
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