tuchun


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tu·chun

 (to͞o′cho͞on′, do͞o′jün′)
n. pl. tu·chuns or tuchun
A Chinese provincial military governor.

[Mandarin dūjūn, from Middle Chinese təwk kyn : təwk, to supervise, oversee + kyn, army.]

tuchun

(tuːˈtʃuːn)
n
(Historical Terms) (formerly) a Chinese military governor or warlord
[from Chinese, from tu to superintend + chün troops]

tu•chun

(ˈduˈdʒün)

n.
the title of the military governor of a Chinese province from 1916 to 1949; a Chinese warlord.
[1915–20; < Chinese dūjūn literally, oversee troops]