Definition of doge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

doge

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//dəʊdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//doʊdʒ//
 
 
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the most important government official of Venice or Genoa in the past Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French, from Venetian Italian doze, based on Latin dux, duc- ‘leader’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: doge