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Kruger

[kroo-ger; Dutch kry-khuhr]
noun
  1. Ste·pha·nus Jo·han·nes Paul·us [ste-fah-nœs yoh-hah-nuh s poh-lœs] /stɛˈfɑ nœs yoʊˈhɑ nəs ˈpoʊ lœs/, Oom Paul, 1825–1904, South African statesman: president of the Transvaal 1883–1900.
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Related formsKru·ger·ite, noun, adjective
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  • Moreover, President Kruger was an old man, no longer in strong health.

  • I myself firmly believe that the "Express" was subsidised by Kruger.

    The War in South Africa

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • If the Boers weren't deceived by that old villain Kruger, they'd never have fought us.

    The Hero

    William Somerset Maugham

  • If Kruger had been honest, he wouldn't have put up with bribery and corruption.

    The Hero

    William Somerset Maugham

  • This was practically admitted by President Kruger at the Conference.


British Dictionary definitions for kruger

Kruger

noun
  1. Stephanus Johannes Paulus (ˈstɛfənʊs jəʊˈhænɪs ˈpɔːlʊs), known as Oom Paul. 1825–1904, Boer statesman; president of the Transvaal (1883–1900). His opposition to Cecil Rhodes and his denial of civil rights to the Uitlanders led to the Boer War (1899–1902)
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