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sirdar

or sar·dar

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

1605–15; <Hindi sardār<Persian
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British Dictionary definitions for sirdar

sirdar
/ (ˈsɜːdɑː) /

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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