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bashaw

[ buh-shaw ]
/ bəˈʃɔ /
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noun
a person who is important, imperious, or self-important.
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Origin of bashaw

1525–35; <Arabic bāshā<Turkish pāshāpasha
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British Dictionary definitions for bashaw

bashaw
/ (bəˈʃɔː) /

noun
a rare spelling of pasha
an important or pompous person

Word Origin for bashaw

C16: from Turkish başa, from bas head, chief
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