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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of the Prussian landed aristocracy, a class formerly associated with political reaction and militarism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A young German noble or squire.
  • noun A member of the aristocratic party in Prussia which came into power under Bismarck when he was made prime minister (1862).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A young German noble or squire; esp., a member of the aristocratic party in Prussia.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of junker.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun member of the Prussian aristocracy noted especially for militarism

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German, from Middle High German junchērre, page, squire, from Old High German junchērro : junc, young; see yeu- in Indo-European roots + hērro, lord; see Herr.]

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