- a German emperor.
- an Austrian emperor.
- History/Historical. a ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.
- a person who exercises or tries to exercise absolute authority; autocrat.
Origin of kaiser
- Henry J(ohn),1882–1967, U.S. industrialist.
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But we have been led a long way from Kaiser Max and his portable monument.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
It was about my friend, the Kaiser, who was present at the time.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
Kaiser William, however, played his cards with consummate skill.
You can't think of everything, even if you happen to be a Kaiser.
Arrah ye'll not know Ballymurky afther the Kaiser has done with it.
- any German emperor, esp Wilhelm II (ruled 1888–1918)
- obsolete any Austro-Hungarian emperor
- Georg (ˈɡeːɔrk). 1878–1945, German expressionist dramatist
Word Origin and History for kaiser
"an emperor," Old English casere, fallen from use after Middle English, but revived 1858 in reference to the German emperors of Austria and, after 1870, Germany, from German Kaiser, from Bavarian and Austrian spelling of Middle High German keisar, from Old High German keisar "emperor," an early borrowing of Latin cognomen Caesar. The Germanic and Slavic peoples seem to have called all Roman emperors "caesar" (cf. Old English casere, Old Norse keisari). Said to be the earliest Latin loan word in Germanic.