Origin of sepoy
Examples from the Web for sepoy
Repeating these maneuvers several times, the Sepoy believed that he remarked a faint twitching of the eyelids.
He hastened away to India to aid in suppressing the Sepoy mutiny, eventually becoming viceroy after another campaign in China.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV|John Lord
In response to his rap upon the panel, a voice which he recognized as that of the Sepoy cried: “Come in!”
The sepoy prisoners were given the same food as was served out to Umra Khan's men.The Relief of Chitral|George John Younghusband
In due course the disaffection of the sepoy army began to stir up certain classes of the civil population.India Under British Rule|James Talboys Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for sepoy
Word Origin for sepoy
Word Origin and History for sepoy
"native of India in British military service," 1717, from Portuguese sipae, from Urdu sipahi, from Persian sipahi "soldier, horseman," from sipah "army." The Sepoy Mutiny was 1857-8.