a former Turkish title of respect, especially for government officials.
(in eastern Mediterranean countries) a man who is a member of the aristocracy.
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How to use effendi in a sentence
Nursyirwan effendi is not wealthy—not in terms of money, that is.
His lordship insisted that the reis effendi should be dismissed from his office.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The Rabbi effendi had approached the river from a different direction, and that some years before.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
His Majesty is deeply grieved to hear of the Khanum effendi's illness.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for effendi
(in the Ottoman Empire) a title of respect used to address men of learning or social standing
(in Turkey since 1934) the oral title of address equivalent to Mr
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