noun mem·sa·hib \ˈmem-ˌsä-ˌ(h)ib, -ˌsäb\

Definition of MEMSAHIB

:  a white foreign woman of high social status living in India; especially :  the wife of a British official

Origin of MEMSAHIB

Hindi, from English ma'am + Hindi & Urdu sahib sahib
First Known Use: 1852

Rhymes with MEMSAHIB


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