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dukenoun [C]

uk   /dʒuːk/ us   /duːk/
a man of very high rank in a country, or the ruler of a small independent country

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(Definition of duke from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dukenoun [C]

us   /duk/
(in some countries) a title of a man who has a very high social rank or who is the ruler of a small, independent country, or the person himself
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Translations of “duke”
in Korean 공작…
in Arabic دوق…
in Malaysian bangsawan…
in French duc…
in Russian герцог…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公爵, 小公國的君主…
in Italian duca…
in Turkish dük…
in Polish książę…
in Spanish duque…
in Vietnamese công tước…
in Portuguese duque…
in Thai ขุนนางชั้นสูงของอังกฤษ…
in German der Herzog…
in Catalan duc…
in Japanese 公爵…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公爵, 小公国的君主…
in Indonesian gelar bangsawan…
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