Definition of mikado in English:

mikado

noun

historical
  • A title given to the emperor of Japan.

    ruler, sovereign, king, monarch, potentate, lord, overlord
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Origin

Japanese, from mi august + kado gate; the title is a transferred use of “gate (to the Imperial palace),” an ancient place of audience. Compare with Porte.

Pronunciation:

mikado

/məˈkädō/