dux

[ duhks, doo ks ]
/ dʌks, dʊks /
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noun, plural du·ces [doo-seez, dyoo-, doo-keys] /ˈdu siz, ˈdyu-, ˈdu keɪs/, dux·es [duhk-siz, doo k-] /ˈdʌk sɪz, ˈdʊk-/.

British. the pupil who is academically first in a class or school.
(in the later Roman Empire) a military chief commanding the troops in a frontier province.

Nearby words

  1. duveneck, frank,
  2. duvet,
  3. duvet day,
  4. duvetyn,
  5. duvida,
  6. duxbury,
  7. duyker,
  8. dušek,
  9. dv,
  10. dvaita

Origin of dux

1800–10; < Latin: literally, leader, noun derivative from base of dūcere to lead

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British Dictionary definitions for dux

dux

/ (dʌks) /

noun

(in Scottish and certain other schools) the top pupil in a class or school

Word Origin for dux

Latin: leader

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