Word Origin and History for feringhee
name used in India for "European," 1630s, from Persian Farangi, from Arabic Faranji (10c.), from Old French Franc "Frank" (see Frank) + Arabic ethnic suffix -i. The fr- sound is not possible in Arabic.
Examples from the Web for feringhee
The Feringhee, even when the treaty had been signed, would move on Hyderabad.Sir Charles Napier
Sir William Francis Butler
These Feringhee dogs will all pay the price for their arrogance.Jones of the 64th
F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
The Feringhee sailor clung to the mast all through that dreary night.
But then, the Feringhee ladies are even prouder than the men, and they hate us Hindoos.Strange Stories
The Feringhee seaman was strictly questioned by the commander, but at first would say nothing.