chetty

noun, often capitalized
chet·​ty
variants: or chettie \ˈchetē \
plural chettis or chetties\-​tēz \ or chettyars\-​tēˌärz \

Definition of chetty 

: a member of a caste of Tamil moneylenders or merchants in southern India, Ceylon, Burma, Malaya, Fiji, and South Africa

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History and Etymology for chetty

Tamil-Malayalam ceṭṭi, from Sanskrit śreṣṭhin

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