Underking definition

An inferior or subordinate king; a viceroy.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
underking
Plural:
underkings

Origin of underking

  • From Middle English underking, from Old English undercing, undercyning (“under-king, viceroy”), equivalent to under- +‎ king. Cognate with Dutch onderkoning (“viceroy”), German Unterkönig (“underking”), Danish onderkonge (“underking”), Swedish underkung (“underking”).

    From Wiktionary