nazir

[ nah-zir ]
/ ˈnɑ zɪr /

noun

(in Muslim countries) the title of any of various public officials.
(formerly) a title of certain officials serving native rulers in India.

QUIZZES

How Hip Is Your Lingo? Take Our Slang Quiz!
If you aren’t already skilled in slang, then this quiz can get you up to speed in no time!
Question 1 of 11
OK Boomer can be perceived as pejorative, but it is mostly considered to be _____

Origin of nazir

1670–80; earlier nasar, naser < Urdu nāzir < Persian nāẓir < Arabic: inspector

OTHER WORDS FROM nazir

na·zir·ship, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for nazir

  • Upon which, promising to return on some future day, I left the Nazir to his own reflections, and quitted the house.

  • Nazir, therefore, seized the reins of government, and all the resources of the state.

  • On the way, the chiefs who had conspired against Nazir Jung mutinied against his successor.