[buh-haw-doo r, -hah-]
- a title of respect commonly affixed to the names of European officers in Indian documents or used in ceremonious mention by Indians: Jonas Sahib Bahadur.
Origin of bahadur
1770–80; < Hindi bahādur brave, brave person < Persian, probably < Mongolian; compare Classical Mongolian baγatur, with same sense < Turkic, perhaps originally a Turkic personal name
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Examples from the Web for bahadur
He soon discovered the luke-warmness of Bahadur Khan, the ruler.
Bahadur Khan was disinclined to help Akbar to conquer the Deccan.
In the end Bahadur drove them back to the mountains, and there was peace.Jones of the 64th
F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
In 1707 Aurengzebe died, and Bahadur Shah ascended the throne.Female Warriors, Vol. II (of 2)
Ellen C. Clayton
Bahadur Shah, so went the story, was hurling his armies against Chitor.Caravans By Night
- (often in combination) a title formerly conferred by the British on distinguished Indians
C18: from Hindi bahādur hero, from Persian: valiant
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