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Meaning of "Helengrad" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HELENGRAD

From Helen + -grad common suffix in Russian place names; likening the policies of Clark's government to the communism of the former Soviet Union.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HELENGRAD

Helengrad  [ˈhɛlənˌɡræd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HELENGRAD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Helengrad is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HELENGRAD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Helengrad

Helengrad

Helengrad was a satirical or pejorative neologism in New Zealand politics applied to New Zealand's capital city Wellington. However, it was sometimes used by the Labour party's opponents and critics to describe New Zealand as a whole and occasionally the fifth Labour government itself. In January 2008, the term 'Helengrad', "a noun used to describe the iron grip of New Zealand's prime minister over Wellington", was reported as having made Australia's Macquarie online dictionary among 85 other new words.

Definition of Helengrad in the English dictionary

The definition of Helengrad in the dictionary is a satirical name for Wellington as the seat of Helen Clark's socialist government from 1999 to 2008.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HELENGRAD


abfarad
æbˈfæræd
adrad
əˈdræd
Arad
ˈæræd
brad
bræd
conelrad
ˈkɒnəlˌræd
Conrad
ˈkɒnræd
grad
ɡræd
laterad
ˈlætəræd
Leningrad
ˈlɛnɪnˌɡræd
megarad
ˈmɛɡəˌræd
orad
ˈɔːræd
Petrograd
ˈpɛtrəʊˌɡræd
postgrad
ˌpəʊstˈɡræd
prad
præd
rad
ræd
Stalingrad
ˈstɑːlɪnˌɡræd
strad
stræd
tetrad
ˈtɛtræd
trad
træd
undergrad
ˈʌndəˌɡræd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HELENGRAD

Heitler
hejab
Hejaz
Hejira
Hekate
heketara
Hekla
Hel
Hela
helcoid
held
Heldentenor
hele
hele in
Helen
Helena
helenium
Helgoland

WORDS THAT END LIKE HELENGRAD

Beograd
Elisavetgrad
farad
forrad
Kaliningrad
Kamerad
Kirovograd
megafarad
microfarad
micromicrofarad
picofarad
Titograd
Tselinograd
Volgograd
Voroshilovgrad
Yelisavetgrad

Synonyms and antonyms of Helengrad in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Helengrad» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HELENGRAD

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The translations of Helengrad from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Helengrad» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

Helengrad
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Helengrad
570 millions of speakers

English

Helengrad
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Helengrad
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

Helengrad
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Helengrad
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Helengrad
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Helengrad
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Helengrad
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Helengrad
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Helengrad
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Helengrad
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Helengrad
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Helengrad
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Helengrad
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Helengrad
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हेलेग्रेड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Helengrad
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Helengrad
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Helengrad
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Helengrad
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Helengrad
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Helengrad
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Helengrad
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Helengrad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Helengrad
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Helengrad

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HELENGRAD»

The term «Helengrad» is used very little and occupies the 181.142 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Helengrad

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HELENGRAD»

Discover the use of Helengrad in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Helengrad and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Articles on New Zealand Slang, Including: Waikikamukau, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Hephaestus Books, 2011
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Cracking the Highest Glass Ceiling: A Global Comparison of ...
82 Perhaps not coincidentally, the press portrayed Clark as politically and sexually aggressive to the point of extreme ruthlessness by calling her a “political dominatrix—whose regime has been termed 'Helengrad.' ”83 A dominatrix takes a ...
Rainbow Murray, 2010
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Jafa: Auckland, Acronym and Initialism, Prejudice, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jafa is a slang term for a resident of Auckland, New Zealand.
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster, 2010
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The Bulletin
She is known as grim and grumpy, "Helengrad" and "Nanny Helen", a deep- voiced, stony-faced woman who can be charming, claim witnesses, but only in private. Some politicians, such as Bob Hawke and US President Bill Clinton, used to ...
‎2005
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e-Study Guide for Interest Group Politics, textbook by Allan ...
Helengrad 3. Abortion isthe termination of a pregnancy by the removal or expulsion of a fetus or embryo from the uterus, resulting in or caused by its death. An abortion can occur spontaneously due to complications during pregnancy or can be ...
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, 2013
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I smirt, you stooze, they krump: can you still speak English?
The attack was filmed on a mobile phone - a craze known as 'happy slapping' ( BBC Online) Helengrad n. New Zealand, informal a nickname for Wellington, New Zealand, satirizing the alleged political correctness and socialist leanings of the ...
Justin Crozier, Cormac McKeown, Elspeth Summers, 2006
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New Zealand Labour Party: Rogernomics, Ratana, Fourth Labour ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Source: Wikipedia, 2011
8
Political Parties Established In 1916: Justice Party, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Books, LLC, General Books LLC, 2010
9
New Zealand English
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Books Llc, Source: Wikipedia, 2010
10
Political History of New Zealand: 1893 Women's Suffrage ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Source Wikipedia, 2013

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HELENGRAD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Helengrad is used in the context of the following news items.
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New Zealand election: the vanquished Helen Clark
Wellington at one stage was ironically dubbed "Helengrad" by political friend and foe alike. In the country that was first to give women the vote, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Nov 08»
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Cullen follows Clark out of Labour leadership
Minister for Everything, they taunted; welcome to Helengrad. Her Government's programme of progressive social change _ civil unions, ... «New Zealand Herald, Nov 08»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Helengrad [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/helengrad>. Jun 2019 ».
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