sepoy

noun se·poy \ ˈsē-ˌpȯi \

Definition of sepoy

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

Origin and Etymology of sepoy

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


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