Kruger

[kroo-ger; Dutch kry-khuhr]
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noun

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.

Related formsKru·ger·ite, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples of kruger

  • 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

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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