: a Muslim woman of high rank (as in India or Pakistan)
Examples of begum in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe begum was an arresting-looking woman, tall and broad-shouldered, with a face as craggy and immobile as an Easter Island statue.
Ellen Barry, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2019
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