circa 1718, in the meaning defined above
Portuguese sipai, from Hindi & Urdu sipāhī, from Persian, cavalryman
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“Sepoy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sepoy. Accessed 17 May. 2022.
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