a person, nation, etc., that has or exercises hegemony.

Nearby words

  1. hegel,
  2. hegel, georg wilhelm friedrich,
  3. hegelian,
  4. hegelian dialectic,
  5. hegelianism,
  6. hegemonic,
  7. hegemonism,
  8. hegemonist,
  9. hegemony,
  10. hegglin's anomaly

Origin of hegemon

First recorded in 1900–05, hegemon is from the Greek word hēgemṓn leader, guide

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Word Origin and History for hegemon



1904, originally with reference to the United States, from Greek hegemon "leader" (see hegemony).

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