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

     

    eunuch

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈjuːnək//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːnək//
     
     
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  1. 1a man who has been castrated, especially one who guarded women in some Asian countries in the past
  2. 2(formal) a person without power or influence a political eunuch
  3. Word Origin Old English, via Latin from Greek eunoukhos, literally ‘bedroom guard’, from eunē ‘bed’ + a second element related to ekhein ‘to hold’.
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