noun, often capitalized sir·car \ˈsərˌkär, (ˌ)sərˈk-\
variants: or


less commonly


\ˈsərˌkär, (ˌ)sərˈk-\

Definition of sircar



  1. 1 :  a district or province in India under the Mogul empire

  2. 2 India a :  the supreme authority :  government b :  master —used also as a title of respect

  3. 3 Bengal a :  a domestic servant having the functions of a steward b :  purchasing agent, accountant

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Origin and Etymology of sircar

Hindi sarkār, from Persian

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to criticize severely

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