Definitions for junkerˈyʊŋ kər

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  1. Junker(noun)

    member of the Prussian aristocracy noted especially for militarism

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  1. junker(Noun)

    A beat-up automobile.

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  1. Junker(noun)

    a young German noble or squire; esp., a member of the aristocratic party in Prussia

  2. Origin: [G. Cf. Yonker.]

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  1. Junker

    In Prussian history Junkers were members of the landed nobility in Prussia. They owned great estates that were maintained and worked by Slavic peasants with few rights. They were a dominant factor in the Prussian and, after 1871, German military, political and diplomatic leadership. The most famous Junker was Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. They were expelled by the Soviets after 1944 and their lands confiscated.

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  1. Junker

    a name given in Germany to the younger members of the aristocracy, or of the landed gentry, as representing a reactionary party in modern politics.


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