memsahib

noun mem·sa·hib \ ˈmem-ˌsä-ˌ(h)ib , -ˌsäb \

Definition of memsahib

: a white foreign woman of high social status living in India; especially : the wife of a British official

Origin and Etymology of memsahib

Hindi, from English ma'am + Hindi & Urdu sahib sahib


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