how to pronounce abbot


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abbot is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of abbot in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of abbot


  1. The superior or head of an abbey or monastery.
  2. The pastor and/or administrator of an order, including minor and major orders starting with the minor order of porter.
  3. A brothel-owner's husband or lover.
  4. A ponce; a man employed by a prostitute to find clients, and who may also act as a bodyguard or equivalent to a bouncer.
  5. A layman who received the abbey's revenues, after the closing of the monasteries.


  1. A surname​.

abbot frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word abbot occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics abbot can be related to

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1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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