- a native interpreter or language instructor.
- a native secretary or assistant.
Origin of munshi
1770–80; < Hindi munshī < Arabic munshi' writer
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Examples from the Web for moonshee
I am about to mention a name that you will recognize,—the Moonshee, Ali Gohur.Barrington
Charles James Lever
This is unintelligible to me, for I am no moonshee; but can any of you read, brothers?
At one or two questions of mine the Moonshee laughed immoderately.
We went on to Nagpoor, and sold the Moonshee's camels and horses.
I had a moonshee, or accountant, in one of my outworks in Purneah.Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier