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sirdar

noun sir·dar \ˈsər-ˌdär, sər-ˈ\

Definition of sirdar

  1. 1a :  a person of high rank (as a hereditary noble) especially in Indiab :  the commander of the Anglo-Egyptian army

  2. 2 :  one (as a foreman) holding a responsible position especially in India



Variants of sirdar

or

sardar

\ˈsər-ˌdär, sər-ˈ\

Origin and Etymology of sirdar

Hindi & Urdu sardār, from Persian


First Known Use: 1595


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