dukenoun [ C ]uk /dʒuːk/ us /duːk/
- They claim to be descendants of a French duke.
- They trace their line of descent back to a French duke.
- The duke is desirous of meeting you.
- The order of precedence for titled nobility in Britain is duke, marquis, earl, viscount, baron.
- The play revolves round the betrothal of a duke to a doctor's daughter.
Examples from literature
- And finally, as you saw, she drove off to the house of the duke, still in high good humor.
- It was the king and the duke.
- The duke was thinking he'd been doing pretty well till the king come to show up, but after that he didn't think so so much.
- There is only one difficulty, duke.
- Whatever he might pretend, the duke secretly confessed his son's superiority and his genius for intrigue, and he was now extremely anxious to consult him.