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Führer

[fy-ruh r; English fyoo r-er] /ˈfü rər; English ˈfyʊər ər/
noun, German.
1.
2.
der Führer [der] /dɛr/ (Show IPA) the leader: title of Adolf Hitler.
Also, Fuehrer.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for fuhrer

Führer

/ˈfyːrər; English ˈfjʊərə/
noun
1.
a leader: applied esp to Adolf Hitler (der Führer) while he was Chancellor
Word Origin
German, from führen to lead
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Word Origin and History for fuhrer

Fuhrer

n.

1934, from Führer und Reichskanzler, title assumed by Hitler in 1934 as head of the German state, from German Führer "leader," from führen "to lead," from Middle High German vüeren "to lead, drive," from Old High German fuoren "to set in motion, lead," causative of Old High German faran "to go, travel," which is cognate with Old English faran (see fare (v.)). Hitler's title was modeled on Mussolini's Duce.

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