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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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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
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.
fuhrer
see Führer.
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