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 gate of the Imperial palace being a place where the emperor traditionally held audiences). Compare with Porte.

Pronunciation

mikado

/məˈkädō//məˈkɑdoʊ/