[ fy-ruhr; English fyoor-er ]
/ ˈfü rər; English ˈfyʊər ər /
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der Führer [der fy-rer], /ˌdɛr ˈfü rər/, the leader: title of Adolf Hitler.
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Also Fueh·rer [fyoor-er] /ˈfyʊər ər/ .
Origin of Führer
First recorded in 1930–35
Words nearby Führer
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How to use Führer in a sentence
If you were emotionalized, you saw him clearly as the Fuhrer, but anyone who was reasonable and logical was seen as the enemy.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio|Caitlin Dickson|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The director of the Gestapo answered only to Heinrich Himmler, and Himmler, only to the Fuhrer himself.The Gestapo Still Sets the Bar for Evil|James A. Warren|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Fuhrer claimed in his will that he was a man of modest means—but he was amassing billions in property, art, and cash.Adolf Hitler: Secret Billionaire|Nico Hines|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Fuhrer may have fallen but his ideology persists in this redoubt of Nazism, untroubled by a sympathetic Argentine regime.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’|Jack Schwartz|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lieut. Wilhelm Winter says at the outset that he is fighting for the Fatherland, but by 1941 he is fighting for the Fuhrer.‘Generation War’ Lets World War II Germans Off Too Easily|Jack Schwartz|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The result was a sense of betrayal and backstabbing exploited by the corporal-Fuhrer Hitler.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for Führer
/ German (ˈfyːrər, English ˈfjʊərə) /
a leader: applied esp to Adolf Hitler (der Führer) while he was Chancellor
Word Origin for Führer
German, from führen to lead
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