A Mafia don.
- Don is defined as a Spanish title used to refer to a gentleman, or is a term used to describe a leader in an organized-crime family.
- An example of Don is the title used to refer to a Spanish gentleman.
- The head of a large branch of the Mafia family is an example of the don.
- To don is defined as to put on a piece of clothing.
When you put a hat on, this is an example of when you don a hat.
- a distinguished man
- a head, tutor, or fellow of a Brit. college or university, esp. at Oxford or Cambridge
- an important Mafia leader
Origin of donSpanish ; from Classical Latin domnus, contr. ; from dominus, master: see dominate
Origin of doncontr. of do on
- Sir; Mr.: a Spanish title of respect, used with the given name: abbrev. D: Don Pedro
- a Spanish nobleman or gentleman
Origin of DonSpanish ; from Classical Latin dominus, lord, master: see dominate
- Don Used as a courtesy title before the name of a man in a Spanish-speaking area.
- Chiefly British a. A head, tutor, or fellow at a college of Oxford or Cambridge.b. A college or university professor.
- The leader of an organized-crime family.
- Archaic An important personage.
Origin of donSpanish dialectal and Italian, both from Latin dominus, lord; see dem- in Indo-European roots.
transitive verbdonned, don·ning, dons
- To put on (clothing).
- To assume or take on: donned the air of the injured party.
Origin of donMiddle English, contraction of do on, to put on; see do1.
- (sciences) dissolved organic nitrogen
- Eye dialect spelling of don't.