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Don

noun:

don; plural noun: dons; noun: Don

BRITISH

a university teacher, especially a senior member of a college at Oxford or Cambridge.

Similar:

university teacher, (university) lecturer, fellow, professor, reader, lector, college tutor, academic scholar, egghead, senior common room,

a Spanish title prefixed to a male forename. / a Spanish gentleman.

INFORMAL

NORTH AMERICAN – a high-ranking member of the Mafia.

Origin

Early 16th century (in don1 (sense 2 of the noun)): from Spanish, from Latin dominus ‘lord, master’.

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