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duke

duke

 
pronunciation:
duk
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a high-ranking male nobleman, the ruler of a duchy in Europe or ranked just below a prince in Britain.
The Duke was a particular favorite of the King and had been granted a large estate.
definition 2: (pl.; slang) fists.
Put up your dukes and we'll fight this out.
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