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sardar

[ser-dahr]
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noun
  1. sirdar.
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sirdar

or sar·dar

[ser-dahr]
noun
  1. (in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan) a military chief or leader.
  2. (formerly) the British commander of the Egyptian army.
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Origin of sirdar

1605–15; < Hindi sardār < Persian
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sardar

sirdar

noun (in India)
  1. a title used before the name of Sikh men
  2. a leader
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Word Origin

Hindi, from Persian

sirdar

noun
  1. a general or military leader in Pakistan and India
  2. (formerly) the title of the British commander in chief of the Egyptian Army
  3. a variant spelling of sardar
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Word Origin

from Hindi sardār, from Persian, from sar head + dār possession
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