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[ doo-jyn ]
/ ˈduˈdʒün /

noun Chinese History.

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

Nearby words

tuc, tucana, tuchis, tuchman, tuchman, barbara wertheim, tuchun, tuck, tuck away, tuck in, tuck into, tuck shop

Origin of tuchun

1915–20; < Chinese (Wade-Giles) tu1 chün1, (pinyin) dūjūn literally, oversee troops Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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


/ (tuːˈtʃuːn) /


(formerly) a Chinese military governor or warlord

Word Origin for tuchun

from Chinese, from tu to superintend + chün troops
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