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khansamah

[kahn-suh-mah]
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noun Indian English.
  1. a native house steward or butler.
  2. a native male servant.
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Origin of khansamah

1635–45; < Hindi khānsāmā̃ < Persian khānsāmān, equivalent to khān master + sāmān stores
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Examples from the Web for khansamah

Historical Examples

  • The khansamah, who was nearly bent double with old age, said so.

    The Lock And Key Library

    Various

  • Murad, the Cashmere khansamah, and the Bhooti, were imprisoned.

  • The khansamah was frightened; nevertheless he remained standing.

    The Poison Tree

    Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

  • I had scarcely made myself comfortable, when the khansamah informed me that dinner was on the table.

  • I can't get my khansamah to understand the simplest thing beyond mutton and fowl.