Pathan

noun

Pa·​than pə-ˈtän How to pronounce Pathan (audio)
ˌpä-

Word History

Etymology

Hindi & Urdu Paṭhān, from Pashto (eastern dialect) Paxtana, plural of Paxtun

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pathan was in 1625

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Cite this Entry

“Pathan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pathan. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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