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sahib Tweet Definition of sahib Like Definition of sahib on Facebook
noun
  1. formerly, a term of respect for a white European in colonial India
sepoy Tweet Definition of sepoy Like Definition of sepoy on Facebook
noun
  1. A native of the East Indies, employed as a soldier in the service of a European colonial power, notably the British India army (first under the British chartered East India Company, later in the crown colony), but also France and Portugal.
shikari Tweet Definition of shikari Like Definition of shikari on Facebook
noun
  1. a hunter or tracker, especially in the Indian subcontinent
  • 1903: "I wonder that my very simple stratagem could deceive so old a ," said Holmes. " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Empty House" (Norton 2005, p.807)
shroff Tweet Definition of shroff Like Definition of shroff on Facebook
noun
  1. Cashier at a car park. (Hong Kong)
  2. Banker or changer of money. (South Asia)
swami Tweet Definition of swami Like Definition of swami on Facebook
noun
  1. A Hindu religious teacher.

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