subahdar

noun
su·​bah·​dar | \ ˌsü-bə-ˈdär How to pronounce subahdar (audio) \
variants: or subadar

Definition of subahdar

1 : a governor of a province
2 : the chief Indian officer of a company of Indian troops in the British army of India

First Known Use of subahdar

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for subahdar

Hindi & Urdu sūbadār, sūbedār, from Persian ṣūbadār, from ṣūba province (from Arabic) + -dār one holding

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“Subahdar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subahdar. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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