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Duke (plural Dukes)

  1. The title of a duke.

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Duke (countable and uncountable, plural Dukes)

  1. (countable) A male given name from English; mostly US and rather rare.
  2. (countable) A surname originating as an occupation for service in the household of a duke, or from a nickname.
  3. (informal) A male nickname.
    1. (informal, usually with the definite article) The American actor John Wayne.
      • 2000, Dana Stabenow, Midnight Come Again, →ISBN, page 4:
        "Whoa there, pardner," Kiril said in his best Duke impression, and grabbed hold of the armrest to keep from rolling into Fyodor's lap.
  4. (informal) Ellipsis of Duke University, a private university in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

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