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sowcar

[sou-kahr]
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noun
  1. soucar.

soucar

or sow·car

[sou-kahr]
noun
  1. a Hindu banker.

Origin of soucar

First recorded in 1775–85, soucar is from the Hindi word sāhūkār great merchant
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Historical Examples

  • Meanwhile his brother was the bondsman of the sowcar, and cultivating his land in return for simple food.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston

  • He obtained the money by pledging his younger brother to a sowcar, and had paid it all back except twenty-five rupees.