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- n. Alternative spelling of hajduk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Formerly, one of a class of mercenary foot-soldiers in Hungary of Magyar stock, distinguished for their gallantry in the field.
- n. [cap. or lowercase] In Hungary, Austria, Germany, etc., an attendant in a judicial court, or in a palace or mansion, when dressed in the Hungarian semi-military costume.
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Karadzic was proclaimed a 'haiduk', 'poet', 'fighter', 'saint' and 'symbol of Serbdom'.
The Fool was the shrewdest of the company, for he saw that this new man would throw the old favorites out of the saddle, for he knew better how to manage the hounds than the master of hounds, was stronger than the haiduk, and a better joker than the Fool.
"See, here comes the instructor," cried Matyi, the haiduk.
The young Lord, the haiduk, the master of the hounds, and the fool were entertaining themselves playing ball.
That made her very angry, and she made a face at me like those she makes at her maid when she pulls her hair, or at the haiduk when he pours the sauce over her gown; and when I knelt before her, begging her not to be angry, she took a large buckle out of her cap and threatened me with it, and then she hissed at me through her teeth, 'You bastard!