noun \ˈzär, ˈ(t)sär\

: the title of the ruler of Russia before 1917

: a very powerful person in a particular business or activity

—used as an unofficial title for the person who is in charge of a government office or department

Full Definition of CZAR

:  emperor; specifically :  the ruler of Russia until the 1917 revolution
:  one having great power or authority <a banking czar>
czar·dom also tsar·dom or tzar·dom \ˈzär-dəm, ˈ(t)sär-\ noun

Variants of CZAR

czar also tsar or tzar \ˈzär, ˈ(t)sär\

Origin of CZAR

New Latin czar, from Russian tsar', from Old Russian tsĭsarĭ, from Gothic kaisar, from Greek or Latin; Greek, from Latin Caesar — more at caesar
First Known Use: 1555

Other Foreign Functionary Terms

count, despot, emir, wardrobe, yeoman

Rhymes with CZAR

CZARS Defined for Kids


noun \ˈzär\

Definition of CZAR for Kids

:  the ruler of Russia before 1917


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