bheesty

noun
bhees·​ty | \ ˈbē-stē How to pronounce bheesty (audio) \
variants: or bheestie \ ˈbē-​stē How to pronounce bheestie (audio) \ or bhisti \ ˈbē-​stē How to pronounce bhisti (audio) \
plural bheesties or bhistis

Definition of bheesty

India
: a water carrier especially of a household or a regiment

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History and Etymology for bheesty

Hindi bhīstī, from Persian bihishtī heavenly one

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“Bheesty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bheesty. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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