Junkers

Junkers

[yoong-kuhrs]
noun
Hugo [hoo-gaw] , 1859–1935, German aircraft designer and builder.
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junker

[juhng-ker] ,
noun Slang.
a car that is old, worn out, or in bad enough repair to be scrapped.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism, for an earlier sense; junk1 + -er1

Junker

[yoong-ker] ,
noun
1.
a member of a class of aristocratic landholders, especially in East Prussia, strongly devoted to militarism and authoritarianism, from among whom the German military forces recruited a large number of its officers.
2.
a young German, especially Prussian, nobleman.
3.
a German official or military officer who is narrow-minded, haughty, and overbearing.

Origin:
1545–55; < German; Old High German junchērro, equivalent to junc young + hērro Herr

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Junker (ˈjʊŋkə)
 
n
1.  history any of the aristocratic landowners of Prussia who were devoted to maintaining their identity and extensive social and political privileges
2.  an arrogant, narrow-minded, and tyrannical German army officer or official
3.  (formerly) a young German nobleman
 
[C16: from German, from Old High German junchērro young lord, from junc young + hērro master, lord]
 
'Junkerdom
 
n
 
'Junkerism
 
n

Junkers (ˈjʊŋkəz)
 
n
Hugo. 1859--1935, German aircraft designer. His military aircraft were used in both World Wars

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junker
"young Ger. noble," 1554, from Ger., from O.H.G. juncherro, lit. "young lord," from junc "young" + herro "lord." Pejorative sense of "reactionary younger member of the Prussian aristocracy" (1865) dates from Bismarck's domestic policy.
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