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[tah-koo r]
  1. chief or master (used as a term of respectful address among the Kshatriya caste in India).
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Origin of Thakur

1790–1800; < Hindi ṭhākur master, chief < Prakrit ṭhākkura village headman < Sanskrit: a title
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Examples from the Web for thakur

Historical Examples

  • Thakur knew how simple my husband was, and used to tease him mercilessly.

    The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

    Rabindranath Tagore

  • At the bend of the road, under the mango tree, I met my Guru Thakur.

  • I have already mentioned that Thakur Dada had an only grand-daughter.

  • The Thakur put his head out of the tonga and spoke shrilly in Mewari.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • The neighbourhood soon learnt to call him their Thakur Dada.

    Stories from Tagore

    Rabindranath Tagore