[ sah-ib, -eeb ]
/ ˈsɑ ɪb, -ib /


(in India) sir; master: a term of respect used, especially during the colonial period, when addressing or referring to a European.
(initial capital letter) singular of Ashab.



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Origin of sahib

1690–1700; < Urdu < Arabic ṣāḥib master, literally, friend

Definition for sahib (2 of 2)

[ ahs-hahb ]
/ ˈɑs hɑb /

plural noun, singular Sa·hib [sah-ib, -eeb] /ˈsɑ ɪb, -ib/. Islam.

those associating with Muhammad at any time in his life.
Compare Ansar, Muhajirun. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for sahib


saheb (ˈsɑːhɛb)

/ (ˈsɑːhɪb) /


(in India) a form of address or title placed after a man's name or designation, used as a mark of respect

Word Origin for sahib

C17: from Urdu, from Arabic çāhib, literally: friend
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