sirdar

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

Definition of sirdar

  1. 1a :  a person of high rank (such as a hereditary noble) especially in Indiab :  the commander of the Anglo-Egyptian army

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

Origin and Etymology of sirdar

Hindi & Urdu sardār, from Pers


First Known Use: 1595


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