lascar

noun
las·​car | \ ˈla-skər How to pronounce lascar (audio) \

Definition of lascar

: an Indian sailor, army servant, or artilleryman

First Known Use of lascar

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lascar

Hindi & Urdu lashkar army

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“Lascar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lascar. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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