a title or form of address prefixed to the names of distinguished Sikhs

Word Origin for Bhai

from Hindi bhāī, from Sanskrit bhrātr brother
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Examples from the Web for bhai

Historical Examples of bhai

  • Sat Bhai has many members, and perhaps before they jolly-well-cut-your-throat they may give you just a chance for life.


    Rudyard Kipling

  • Their astonishment first became known when they were repulsed by the 75th Foot, and were heard to say to one another, 'Arrah bhai!

    Forty-one years in India

    Frederick Sleigh Roberts

  • Not the sweeper and his family, bhai, but we of the kitchen shall have a feast, have no fears.

    Banked Fires

    E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi