• Chieftain

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈtʃiːf.tən/, /ˈtʃif.tən/, /ˈtʃif.tin/

    Origin

    From Middle English cheftayne, a variant of Old French chevetaine, from Late Latin capitaneus (English captain), from Latin caput ("head"), from Proto-Indo-European *kauput- (English head).

    Full definition of chieftain

    Noun

    chieftain

    (plural chieftains)
    1. A leader of a clan or tribe.
    2. A leader of a group, e.g. a robbers' chieftain.
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