noun sir·dar \ˈsər-ˌdär, sər-ˈ\

Definition of SIRDAR

a :  a person of high rank (as a hereditary noble) especially in India
b :  the commander of the Anglo-Egyptian army
:  one (as a foreman) holding a responsible position especially in India

Variants of SIRDAR

sir·dar or sar·dar \ˈsər-ˌdär, sər-ˈ\

Origin of SIRDAR

Hindi & Urdu sardār, from Persian
First Known Use: 1595


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