- a native house steward or butler.
- a native male servant.
Origin of khansamah
1635–45; < Hindi khānsāmā̃ < Persian khānsāmān, equivalent to khān master + sāmān stores
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Examples from the Web for khansamah
The khansamah, who was nearly bent double with old age, said so.The Lock And Key Library
Murad, the Cashmere khansamah, and the Bhooti, were imprisoned.The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains
Augustus Henry Irby
The khansamah was frightened; nevertheless he remained standing.The Poison Tree
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
I had scarcely made myself comfortable, when the khansamah informed me that dinner was on the table.Wanderings in India
I can't get my khansamah to understand the simplest thing beyond mutton and fowl.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition