verb (used with object), duked, duk·ing.
Origin of duke
Related Words for dukearistocrat, king, monarch, emperor, czar, sultan, shah, patrician, slug, count, gentleman, royalty, peer, lord, lady, prince, empress, archduchess, archduke, countess
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Contemporary Examples of duke
Duke was a state representative whose neo-Nazi alliances were disgorged in media reports during his run for governor in 1991.
Scalise never would have spoken to EURO had Duke been there in person.
But after winning 55 percent of the white vote, Duke had a database of supporters some politicians coveted.
The “doctorate” Duke claims is from an anti-Semitic Ukranian “diploma mill” as described by the State Department.
“I did not contribute to him, he did not contribute to me,” Duke said.
Historical Examples of duke
The Duke wanted a capable candidate to help him regain his ascendency.
He came recommended by no claim in the world except the will of the Duke.
Shakespeare was almost as well content, it appears, to play the lover as to play the Duke.
Not only the Duke, but both the heroines, Viola and Olivia, love music.
The tidings reached the Duke, at his hunting-lodge of Valognes.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
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Word Origin for duke
early 12c., "sovereign prince," from Old French duc (12c.) and directly from Latin dux (genitive ducis) "leader, commander," in Late Latin "governor of a province," from ducere "to lead," from PIE *deuk- "to lead" (cf. Old English togian "to pull, drag," Old High German ziohan "to pull," Old English togian "to draw, drag," Middle Welsh dygaf "I draw").
Applied in English to "nobleman of the highest rank" probably first mid-14c., ousting native earl. Also used to translate various European titles (e.g. Russian knyaz).
surname, by 1319, variant of Wain, representing wainwright, wainer (see wain) or perhaps "one who dwells by the tavern with the sign of the wain."