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



BrE BrE//mɪˈkɑːdəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//mɪˈkɑːdoʊ//
(pl. mikados) (from Japanese)
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a title given in the past to the emperor of Japan Word OriginJapanese, from mi ‘august’ + kado ‘gate’ (the gate of the Imperial palace being a place where the emperor traditionally held audiences).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mikado

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