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sahib

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noun sa·hib \ˈsä-ˌ(h)ib, -ˌ(h)ēb, ˌsä-ˈ\

Definition of sahib

  1. :  sir, master —used especially among the native inhabitants of colonial India when addressing or speaking of a European of some social or official status



Origin and Etymology of sahib

Hindi sāhab & Urdu ṣāḥib, ṣāḥab companion, master, from Arabic ṣāḥib


First Known Use: 1673

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