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Synonyms for chieftainˈtʃif tən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. captain, chieftain(noun)

    the leader of a group of people

    "a captain of industry"

    maitre d'hotel, chief, police captain, police chief, sea captain, maitre d', headwaiter, tribal chief, chieftain, master, headman, captain, skipper, senior pilot

  2. headman, tribal chief, chieftain, chief(noun)

    the head of a tribe or clan

    headsman, head, honcho, gaffer, top dog, tribal chief, chieftain, chief, foreman, headman, boss, captain


  1. chieftain(noun)

    manager, bigwig, employer, tycoon, foreman, head, top banana, big shot, big gun, heid bummer, leader, mandarin, chief, top dog, big wheel, boss, mover and shaker

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. chieftain(n.)

    leader (of a clan or of troops), chief, commander, captain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

yamagata, ringleader, leader

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