Meaning of Kaiser Bill in English:

Kaiser Bill

Pronunciation /ˌkʌɪzə ˈbɪl/


  • A nickname for: Wilhelm I, emperor of Germany (1871–88), or (usually) Wilhelm II, emperor of Germany (1888–1918).

    Frequently with reference to the First World War (1914–18), during which Wilhelm II became the principal target of anti-German sentiment in Britain, and which ended with his dethronement and the dissolution of the German Empire.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Morning Republican (Little Rock, Arkansas). From Kaiser + Bill, pet form of the male forename William, after the names of Kaiser Wilhelm I, emperor of Germany 1871–88, and Kaiser Wilhelm II.