jawan

[ juh-wahn ]
/ dʒəˈwɑn /

noun

a soldier in the Indian army.

Nearby words

  1. jaw reflex,
  2. jaw's-harp,
  3. jaw-breaker,
  4. jaw-dropping,
  5. jaw-winking syndrome,
  6. jawara,
  7. jawbone,
  8. jawbreaker,
  9. jawed,
  10. jawfish

Origin of jawan

First recorded in 1830–40, jawan is from the Urdu word javān

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British Dictionary definitions for jawan

Jawan

/ (dʒəˈwɑːn) /

noun (in India)

a soldier
a young man

Word Origin for Jawan

Urdu: young man

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