- a title, placed after the name, formerly held by high officials in countries under Turkish rule.
Origin of pasha
Related Words for pashaking, monarch, emperor, czar, sultan, shah, majesty, queen, empress, mogul, kaiser, prince, baron, royal, sovereign, potentate, lord, dame, tycoon, baroness
Examples from the Web for pasha
Contemporary Examples of pasha
Another trial has put the ISI's director-general, Brigadier General Pasha, at the center of the plot.America’s Menacing Pakistan Problem
May 21, 2011
Pasha said he offered his resignation twice to the head of the army, but it apparently has not been accepted.Osama bin Laden Wives Interrogated
The Daily Beast
May 12, 2011
The senior Pakistani sources say that Pasha was never keen on the ISI job in the first place.
“It would help Pasha as an individual because in Pakistan, no one resigns to accept blame for anything,” says Masood.
Pasha reportedly made no specific demands on the withdrawal of U.S. personnel.Pakistan-U.S. Relations Frayed But Not Collapsing
April 14, 2011
Historical Examples of pasha
But the appearance of the Pasha is not without its attendant state.
This is attributed to the reluctance to be soldiers for the glory of the Pasha.
In the citadel is also a mosque, now building by the order of the Pasha.
The horse was killed; the man is now a bey in the Pasha's service.
The Pasha, however, has not gone out as he intended yesterday.Journal of a Residence at Bagdad
- (formerly) a provincial governor or other high official of the Ottoman Empire or the modern Egyptian kingdom: placed after a name when used as a title
Word Origin for pasha
Turkish honorary title formerly given to officers of high rank, 1640s, from Turkish pasha, earlier basha, from bash "head, chief" (no clear distinction between -b- and -p- in Turkish), from Old Persian pati- "master," from PIE *poti- (see potent) + root of shah. Earlier in English as bashaw (1530s).