a member of a Hindu people claiming descent from the ancient Kshatriya, or warrior caste, and noted for their military spirit.

Origin of Rajput

< Hindi, equivalent to Sanskrit rāj king (see raj) + putra son
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Hinduism one of a Hindu military caste claiming descent from the Kshatriya, the original warrior caste

Word Origin for Rajput

C16: from Hindi, from Sanskrit rājan king; see raj
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