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1. chieftain

noun. ['ˈtʃiːftən'] the leader of a group of people.

Synonyms

  • captain

Antonyms

  • unimportant
  • employee

Etymology

  • cheftayne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chevetaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Chieftain

  • abington
  • abston
  • actin
  • acton
  • addington
  • addyston
  • agerton
  • airington
  • alderton
  • allenton
  • allerton
  • allington
  • allston
  • allton
  • alston
  • alton
  • alverton
  • anderton
  • angleton
  • appleton

How do you pronounce chieftain?

Pronounce chieftain as ˈʧiftən.

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Sentences with chieftain


1. Noun, singular or mass
A pauper could fast against his chieftain to satisfy a grievance; a Druid could fast against the king.

2. chieftain

noun. ['ˈtʃiːftən'] the head of a tribe or clan.

Synonyms

  • pendragon
  • Indian chief
  • Indian chieftain
  • tribal chief
  • headman
  • leader

Antonyms

  • inferior
  • liegeman
  • someone
  • soul

Etymology

  • cheftayne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chevetaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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