Pronunciation: (hī'dook), [key]
1. one of a class of mercenary soldiers in 16th-century Hungary.
2. an outlaw who engaged in brigandage and irregular warfare against the Turks in the Slavic regions of the Ottoman Empire.
3. a male servant or attendant dressed in semimilitary Hungarian costume. Also,Heyduck,Heyduke,Heyduc,Heiduc,Heiduk.
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