noun Chinese History.

the title of a military governor of a province during the period 1916–28.
a war lord.

Origin of tuchun

1915–20; < Chinese (Wade-Giles) tu1 chün1, (pinyin) dūjūn literally, oversee troops
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Historical Examples of tuchun

  • When the time came for after-dinner speeches, Mrs. Dewey told the Tuchun that his province must adopt co-education.

    The Problem of China

    Bertrand Russell

British Dictionary definitions for tuchun



(formerly) a Chinese military governor or warlord

Word Origin for tuchun

from Chinese, from tu to superintend + chün troops
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