• A university professor, particularly one at Oxford or Cambridge.
  • An employee of a university residence who lives among the student residents.
  • A mafia boss.
  • Any man, bloke, dude.



  • From Latin dominus, akin to Spanish don and Italian don; from domus. dom, domine, dominie, and dominus.
  • From Middle English don ("to put on"), from Old English dōn on. Compare also doff, dup, dout.

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