Meaning of “duke” in the English Dictionary

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"duke" in British English

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dukenoun [ C ]

uk /dʒuːk/ us /duːk/

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. 

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

"duke" in American English

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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

(Definition of “duke” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)