sirdar

noun
sir·dar | \ˈsər-ˌdär, sər-ˈdär\
variants: or

Definition of sirdar 

1a : a person of high rank (such as a hereditary noble) especially in India

b : the commander of the Anglo-Egyptian army

2 : one (such as a foreman) holding a responsible position especially in India

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In 1992, Lakpa Rita was working his first season as a sirdar, or head Sherpa, for AAI. Anna Callaghan, Outside Online, "Kami Rita Summits Everest for 22nd Time," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of sirdar

1595, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for sirdar

Hindi & Urdu sardār, from Pers

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