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a title or form of address prefixed to the names of distinguished Sikhs
Word Origin
from Hindi bhāī, from Sanskrit bhrātrbrother
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  • Sat bhai has many members, and perhaps before they jolly-well-cut-your-throat they may give you just a chance for life.

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • Their astonishment first became known when they were repulsed by the 75th Foot, and were heard to say to one another, 'Arrah bhai!

    Forty-one years in India Frederick Sleigh Roberts
  • Not the sweeper and his family, bhai, but we of the kitchen shall have a feast, have no fears.

    Banked Fires

    E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi

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