Rajput

noun
Raj·​put | \ ˈräj-ˌpu̇t How to pronounce Rajput (audio) , ˈräzh- \
variants: or Rajpoot

Definition of Rajput

: a member of a dominant military caste of northern India

First Known Use of Rajput

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rajput

Hindi & Urdu rājpūt, from Sanskrit rājaputra king's son, from rājan king + putra son — more at few

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“Rajput.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rajput. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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