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



    BrE BrE//ˈkaɪzə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaɪzər//
    (from German) Carbohydrates
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  1. 1 Kaiser (in the past) a ruler of Germany, of Austria, or of the Holy Roman Empire Kaiser Wilhelm
  2. 2(also kaiser roll) (North American English) a crisp bread roll See related entries: Carbohydrates
  3. Word OriginMiddle English cayser, from Old Norse keisari, based on Latin Caesar, family name of the Roman statesman, Julius Caesar, and later reinforced by Middle Dutch keiser. The modern English form (early 19th cent.) derives from German Kaiser.
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