Complete Definition of "chieftain"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËtÊiËf.tÉn/, alt: IPA|/ËtÊif.tÉn/, IPA|/ËtÊif.tin/

Noun
en-noun

  1. A leader of a clan or tribe.
  2. A leader of a group, e.g. a robbers' chieftain.
  3. (capitalized) The name of a British military tank.

Etymology
rfc-level|Etymology not at level 3
From Middle English cheftayne, a variant of Old French chevetaine, from Late Latin capitaneus, from Latin caput, head. Chieftain is thus etymologically related to the word captain.

Synonyms
A very powerful person
chief
big gun
big shot
big wheel
bigwig
boss
employer
foreman
head
heid bummer
leader
mandarin
manager
mover and shaker
top banana
top dog
tycoon

Translations

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Portuguese: cacique

io:chieftain
pt:chieftain
fi:chieftain
te:chieftain
vi:chieftain
zh:chieftain

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