1. Hu·go [hoo-gaw] /ˈhu gɔ/, 1859–1935, German aircraft designer and builder.

noun Slang.

  1. a car that is old, worn out, or in bad enough repair to be scrapped.


  1. a member of a class of aristocratic landholders, especially in East Prussia, strongly devoted to militarism and authoritarianism, from among whom the German military forces recruited a large number of its officers.
  2. a young German, especially Prussian, nobleman.
  3. a German official or military officer who is narrow-minded, haughty, and overbearing.


  1. Hugo. 1859–1935, German aircraft designer. His military aircraft were used in both World Wars


  1. history any of the aristocratic landowners of Prussia who were devoted to maintaining their identity and extensive social and political privileges
  2. an arrogant, narrow-minded, and tyrannical German army officer or official
  3. (formerly) a young German nobleman

“young German noble,” 1550s, from German Junker, from Old High German juncherro, literally “young lord,” from junc “young” (see young) + herro “lord” (see Herr). Pejorative sense of “reactionary younger member of the Prussian aristocracy” (1865) dates from Bismarck’s domestic policy.

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