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jawan

[ juh-wahn ]
/ dʒəˈwɑn /
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noun

a soldier in the Indian army.

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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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