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[tah-koo r] /ˈtɑ kʊər/
chief or master (used as a term of respectful address among the Kshatriya caste in India).
Origin of Thakur
1790-1800; < Hindi ṭhākur master, chief < Prakrit ṭhākkura village headman < Sanskrit: a title Unabridged
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  • Thakur knew how simple my husband was, and used to tease him mercilessly.

  • At the bend of the road, under the mango tree, I met my Guru Thakur.

  • I have already mentioned that Thakur Dada had an only grand-daughter.

  • The Thakur put his head out of the tonga and spoke shrilly in Mewari.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • The neighbourhood soon learnt to call him their Thakur Dada.

    Stories from Tagore Rabindranath Tagore
  • As he cried, Thakur took pity on him and sent a jackal to him.

    Folklore of the Santal Parganas Cecil Henry Bompas
  • The Thakur's tonga came up with a rush, ran deliberately across the bows of the Englishman, chipped a pony, and passed on.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • Luckily the Thakur had, some twenty miles back, stepped out to smoke by the roadside, and his tonga had been passed meanwhile.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • The Thakur withdrew his head, and from certain grunts that followed seemed to be wakening his retainers.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • Thakur Jai Chand had an excellent jamadar whom he sent to meet the baggage coming from India.

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