Definitions

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

  • noun A Tatar or Mongol khan.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Awry; cam.
  • noun A former spelling of khan.
  • An older form of champ.

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

  • transitive verb Obs. or Prov. Eng. To chew.
  • noun The sovereign prince of Tartary; -- now usually written khan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Archaic spelling of khan.
  • noun An autocrat or dominant critic, especially Samuel Johnson.

Etymologies

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

[French, from Turkish khān, lord, prince; see khan.]

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From French cham, from Turkish han ("lord, prince") (borrowed into Arabic, Persian, Mongolian etc.).

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