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bahadur

[ buh-haw-door, -hah- ]
/ bəˈhɔ dʊər, -ˈhɑ- /
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noun (often initial capital letter)
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.
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Origin of bahadur

First recorded in 1770–80; from Hindi bahādur “brave, brave person,” from Persian, probably from Mongolian; compare Classical Mongolian baγatur, with same sense, from Turkic, perhaps originally a Turkic personal name
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British Dictionary definitions for bahadur

bahadur
/ (bəˈhɑːdə) /

noun
(often in combination) a title formerly conferred by the British on distinguished Indians

Word Origin for bahadur

C18: from Hindi bahādur hero, from Persian: valiant
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