- a person, nation, etc., that has or exercises hegemony.
Origin of hegemon
First recorded in 1900–05, hegemon is from the Greek word hēgemṓn leader, guide
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Examples from the Web for hegemon
America—Hegemon, hyper-puissance, whatever—needs, in these times, a muscular smaller ally without a sidekick-complex.10 Truths About the British Vote
May 5, 2010
Some of the jokes of Hegemon, who first introduced dramatic parody, were of a similar description, but more unpleasant.History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
Word Origin and History for hegemon
1904, originally with reference to the United States, from Greek hegemon "leader" (see hegemony).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper