Rädelsführer

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Bavarian Rädel (small circle of persons, ranks, dancing-song).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Rädelsführer m (genitive Rädelsführers, plural Rädelsführer)

  1. (person who starts and leads a disturbance, a conspiracy, or a criminal gang) ringleader

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rädelsführer in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891

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