- 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 munshi
Presumably it was made by his Turkish munshi for his note in the Memoirs (p. 329).The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
I must say it to a munshi, who will write with a pen what I speak with my lips.Barclay of the Guides
The munshi demanded and received the purwana, or written permit.
The munshi said nothing but followed the Englishman with his one workable eye.
That a Munshi be fixed at each capital stage who shall have charge of a certain number of stages.The Post Office of India and its Story