mahout

[ muh-hout ]
/ məˈhaʊt /
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noun

the keeper or driver of an elephant, especially in India and the East Indies.

Nearby words

  1. mahogany family,
  2. mahomet,
  3. mahometan,
  4. mahonia,
  5. mahound,
  6. mahratta,
  7. mahrattas,
  8. mahratti,
  9. mahseer,
  10. mahua

Origin of mahout

1655–65; < Hindi mahāut, variant of mahāvat; compare Prakrit mahāmatta, Sanskrit mahāmatra elephant driver

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mahout

/ (məˈhaʊt) /

noun

(in India and the East Indies) an elephant driver or keeper

Word Origin for mahout

C17: Hindi mahāut, from Sanskrit mahāmātra of great measure, originally a title

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