las·​car ˈla-skər How to pronounce lascar (audio)
: an Indian sailor, army servant, or artilleryman

Word History


Hindi & Urdu lashkar army

First Known Use

1615, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lascar was in 1615

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Cite this Entry

“Lascar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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