or Hey·duck, Hey·duke, Hey·duc

[hahy-doo k]


one of a class of mercenary soldiers in 16th-century Hungary.
an outlaw who engaged in brigandage and irregular warfare against the Turks in the Slavic regions of the Ottoman Empire.
a male servant or attendant dressed in semimilitary Hungarian costume.

Also Hei·duc, Hei·duk.

Origin of Haiduk

< Hungarian hajdúk, plural of hajdú
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British Dictionary definitions for heiduc



a variant spelling of Haiduk


Heyduck or Heiduc


a rural brigand in the European part of the Ottoman Empire

Word Origin for Haiduk

C17: from Hungarian hajdúk brigands
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