fuhrer

Führer

[fy-ruhr; English fyoor-er]
noun German.
2.
der Führer [der] the leader: title of Adolf Hitler.
Also, Fuehrer.


Origin:
1930–35

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Führer or German Fuehrer (ˈfyːrər, English ˈfjʊərə, ˈfyːrər, English ˈfjʊərə)
 
n
a leader: applied esp to Adolf Hitler (der Führer) while he was Chancellor
 
[German, from führen to lead]
 
Fuehrer or German Fuehrer
 
n
 
[German, from führen to lead]

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

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