munshi

or moon·shee

[ moon-shee ]
/ ˈmun ʃi /

noun Indian English.

a native interpreter or language instructor.
a native secretary or assistant.

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Origin of munshi

1770–80; < Hindi munshī < Arabic munshi' writer
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