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pasha

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noun pa·sha \ˈpä-shə, ˈpa-; pə-ˈshä, -ˈshȯ\

Definition of pasha

  1. :  a man of high rank or office (as in Turkey or northern Africa)



Variants of pasha

also

bashaw

play \bə-ˈshȯ\

Origin and Etymology of pasha

Turkish paşa


First Known Use: 1646

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