noun, plural mi·ka·dos.
Origin of mikado
Examples from the Web for mikado
The Mikado tilted his cigar up to a level with the slant eyes of his mask, and laughed.The Chase of the Golden Plate|Jacques Futrelle
The Mikado reviewed the troops on horseback in due form, and made a very good appearance accompanied by a well-appointed suite.Due West|Maturin Murray Ballou
The story of “The Mikado” is so well known that it need not be given with much fulness of detail.The Standard Light Operas|George Upton
In the same enclosure was a summer rest-house for the Mikado.
See how pale and wan it is, said the Mikado; it is like a sad despairing lover.Japanese Fairy Tales|Grace James
British Dictionary definitions for mikado
noun plural -dos
Word Origin for mikado
Word Origin and History for mikado
1727, former title of the emperor of Japan, from mi "honorable" + kado "gate, portal." Similar to Sublime Porte, old title of the Ottoman emperor/government, and Pharaoh, which literally means "great house."