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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One in a position of authority, especially a tyrant.

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  • Mr. Buruma's equation of "Netaji" with the German word "fuhrer" is also unfortunate, and only displays his linguistic inadequacy.
  • Also note that the words "fuhrer" and "leader" are one and the same.
  • (The word 'fuhrer' is generally translated 'leader' but it is actually closer to the English word 'lord'.)
  • Who would have guessed the fuhrer was a fanboy? for more
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  • Because of the negative inference, it usually causes a "furor" (a rage; an uproar) if a politician is referred to as a "fuhrer." (leader; the title used by Adolf Hitler, dictator of Nazi Germany)
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