sepoy

noun
se·poy | \ˈsē-ˌpȯi \

Definition of sepoy 

: a native of India employed as a soldier by a European power

First Known Use of sepoy

circa 1718, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sepoy

Portuguese sipai, from Hindi & Urdu sipāhī, from Persian, cavalryman

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