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Topic: OFFICIALS

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Russian
Origin: tsar', from Gothic kaisar 'emperor', from Greek, from Latin Caesar, from Julius Caesar; CESAREAN

czar

noun
     
czar [countable]
1PGO another spelling of tsar
2

banking/drug/health etc czar

American English someone who is very powerful in a particular job or activity
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