noun, plural ef·fen·dis.
Origin of effendi
Examples from the Web for effendi
Historical Examples of effendi
They were of the "Effendi class," and might be merchants or professional persons.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
The effendi was delighted when he found that the letter was for himself.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
An Effendi took the watch yesterday to show it to Vartan, the jeweler.
I will not tell you his name, nor the name of the Effendi to whose harem he belongs.
"Everything that you have ordered has been done, Effendi," he said humbly.The Clue of the Twisted Candle
noun plural -dis
Word Origin for effendi
Turkish title of respect, 1610s, from Turkish efendi, title of respect applied to professionals and officials, corruption of Greek authentes "lord, master" (in Modern Greek aphente; see authentic).