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khansamah

[kahn-suh-mah] /ˈkɑn səˌmɑ/
noun, Indian English.
1.
a native house steward or butler.
2.
a native male servant.
Origin of khansamah
1635-1645
1635-45; < Hindi khānsāmā̃ < Persian khānsāmān, equivalent to khān master + sāmān stores
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