noun, plural ne·gus·es.

  1. a title of Ethiopian royalty.
  2. (initial capital letter) the Emperor of Ethiopia.


  1. a beverage made of wine and hot water, with sugar, nutmeg, and lemon.

noun plural -guses

  1. a hot drink of port and lemon juice, usually spiced and sweetened

noun plural -guses

  1. a title of the emperor of Ethiopia

title of the ruler of Abyssinia, 1590s, from Amharic negush “king,” from stem of nagasha “he forced, ruled.”

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