Origin of hegemon

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

  • America—Hegemon, hyper-puissance, whatever—needs, in these times, a muscular smaller ally without a sidekick-complex.

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Historical Examples of hegemon

Word Origin and History for hegemon

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

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