Definition of Sahib

1. Noun. Formerly a term of respect for important white Europeans in colonial India; used after the name.

Generic synonyms: European
Specialized synonyms: Memsahib



Definition of Sahib

1. n. A respectful title or appellation given to Europeans of rank.

Definition of Sahib

1. Noun. formerly, a term of respect for a white European in colonial India ¹

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Definition of Sahib

1. sir; master -- used as a term of respect in colonial India [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sahib

sagoin
sagoins
sagos
sagouin
sagouins
sags
saguaro
saguaros
saguin
saguins
saguinus
sagum
sagums
sagus
sagy
sahib (current term)
sahiba
sahibah
sahibahs
sahibas
sahibs
sahiwal
sahiwals
sahlinite
sahlinites
sahlite
sahlites
sahuaro
sahuaros
sahui

Literary usage of Sahib

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1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1871)
"That night the sahib did not eat any dinner, but only drank tea, and sat watching the whole night in his chair with guns and pistols before him, ..."

2. Kim by Rudyard Kipling (1905)
"Iti gan sahib. The jar had 1 the native word smashed — into and thrice thn twelve. ... Is: sahib. ' But it gan Sahil' minute. Ki Dekko! ..."

3. Early Records of British India: A History of the English Settlements in by James Talboys Wheeler (1878)
"He gained his obiect chunda sahib, as regards setting up Chunda sahib as a ... Henceforth Chunda sahib, of the old Arcot dynasty, may be distinguished as ..."

4. Once a Week by Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1867)
"sahib all right—always say dam and debbil many times. sahib know all rest—quite awake —put bit water rag on him talwar cut—bind him up tight—sahib massa ..."

5. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1890)
"They saw the sahib—Dearsley sahib. They made oration ; and noticeably the small man ... Dearsley sahib also made oration, and used many very strong words. ..."

6. The History of India from the Earliest Ages by James Talboys Wheeler (1876)
"Shah Jehan had a daughter by Taj Mahal; she was known as the Begum sahib; ... The influence of the Begum sahib on Shah Jehan was known and felt to the ..."

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