noun, plural ef·fen·dis.
Origin of effendi
Examples from the Web for effendi
She had seen him twice, some months before through the dutap, when he had conversed with the Effendi in the adjoining room.The Secret Witness|George Gibbs
“There is time for neither, effendi,” said Yussuf, taking out his revolver.
No, effendi,” he exclaimed sharply; “not that way, but this.
"It was an amusing tale I heard at Assiout, effendi," was Higli's abashed and surly reply.The Weavers, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Effendi, ef-fen′di, n. a Turkish title for civil officials and educated persons generally.
British Dictionary definitions for effendi
noun plural -dis
Word Origin for effendi
Word Origin and History 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).