Haiduk

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Haiduk hī′duk one of those, from the forests of eastern Hungary, who in the 16th century maintained a guerilla warfare against the Turks.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hung. hajduk, pl. of hajdu, a cowherd.

Usage

In literature:

Haiduks, hunters, peasants, off with you to Mitosin!
"Peter the Priest" by Mór Jókai
The justice is at Dustbury; and as for the haiduks, they'd rather go out of our way than cross it.
"The Village Notary" by József Eötvös
His own haiduk laid open his skull, so that he died in vain, as he had lived in sin.
"The Deluge, Vol. I. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Take the haiduk; the haiduk is the comelier.
"Pan Michael" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
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