sardar

[ser-dahr]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. sarcous,
  2. sard,
  3. sardana,
  4. sardanapalian,
  5. sardanapalus,
  6. sardegna,
  7. sardes,
  8. sardine,
  9. sardinia,
  10. sardinian

sirdar

or sar·dar

[ser-dahr]

noun

(in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan) a military chief or leader.
(formerly) the British commander of the Egyptian army.

Origin of sirdar

1605–15; < Hindi sardār < Persian

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British Dictionary definitions for sardar

sardar

sirdar

noun (in India)

a title used before the name of Sikh men
a leader

Word Origin for sardar

Hindi, from Persian

sirdar

noun

a general or military leader in Pakistan and India
(formerly) the title of the British commander in chief of the Egyptian Army
a variant spelling of sardar

Word Origin for sirdar

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

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