Definitions for sahibˈsɑ ɪb, -ib

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sa•hibˈsɑ ɪb, -ib(n.)

  1. (in colonial India) sir; master: a term of respect used in addressing or referring to a European.

    Category: Indian (India)

Origin of sahib:

1690–1700; < Urdu < Ar ṣāḥib master, lit., friend

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sahib(noun)

    formerly a term of respect for important white Europeans in colonial India; used after the name


  1. sahib(Noun)

    formerly, a term of respect for a white European in colonial India

  2. Origin: From Hindustani (, ) साहिब / (sāhib) lord, from (sāhib) companion

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sahib(noun)

    alt. of Saheb


  1. Sahib

    Sahib, traditionally or; Arabic: صاحب‎ is a name of Arabic and Turkish origin meaning holder,master. It has passed on to several languages including, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Pashto, Turkish and Marathi.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sahib

    used in India when addressing a European gentleman; Mem Sahib to a lady.


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