generalissimo

 /ˌdʒɛnərəˈlɪsɪˌməʊ/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
gen•er•al•is•si•mo /ˌdʒɛnərəˈlɪsəˌmoʊ/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -mos. 
  1. Military(in certain countries) the supreme commander of the armed forces.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
gen•er•al•is•si•mo  ( jen′ər ə lisə mō′),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -mos.  (in certain countries)
  1. Militarythe supreme commander of the armed forces.
  • Italian, superlative of generale general
  • 1615–25


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

generalissimo /ˌdʒɛnərəˈlɪsɪˌməʊ ˌdʒɛnrə-/ n ( pl -mos)
  1. a supreme commander of combined military, naval, and air forces, esp one who wields political as well as military power
Etymology: 17th Century: from Italian, superlative of generale general



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