[puh-tahn, puh t-hahn]
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Examples from the Web for pathan
One of my Lahore friends is the daughter of a high-ranking officer in the Frontier Corps who is Pathan.Pakistan's Yuppies in Danger
May 12, 2011
The Sikh wears his hair down to his waist; the Pathan shaves his head.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
And so died Koda Bux the Pathan, loyal avenger of his master's honour.The Missionary
The Pathan laughed and came back to gather him like a sheaf of corn.
The Pathan thumped him on the back so hard that his eyes watered.
Therefore I pay thee back with lies and ingratitude—as a Pathan.Soldiers Three
- a member of the Pashto-speaking people of Afghanistan, NW Pakistan, and elsewhere, most of whom are Muslim in religion
C17: from Hindi
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