Definition of Sepoy

1. n. A native of India employed as a soldier in the service of a European power, esp. of Great Britain; an Oriental soldier disciplined in the European manner.



Definition of Sepoy

1. Noun. A native soldier of the East Indies, employed in the service of a European colonial power, notably the British India army (first under the British chartered East India Company, later in the crown colony), but also France and Portugal. ¹

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Definition of Sepoy

1. a native of India serving in the British army [n -POYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sepoy

sepiments
sepiolid
sepiolids
sepiolite
sepiolites
sepiost
sepiostare
sepiosts
sepium
sepiums
sepmag
seponate
seponated
seponation
seposition
sepoy (current term)
sepoys
seppuku
seppukus
seprase
seps
sepses
sepsin
sepsins
sepsis
sepsis syndrome
sept
sept-
septa
septa interradicularia

Literary usage of Sepoy

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1. Fraser's Magazine by Thomas Carlyle (1856)
"JACK sepoy. WHAT cabalistic virtue lies iu the word Jack F We see a short, broad, ugly sailor, in a state of beastly drunkenness, rolling about the street ..."

2. A Short History of England by Edward Potts Cheyney (1918)
"The sepoy Rebellion. — Many of the inhabitants of India were dissatisfied with English rule, but it was not supposed that any widespread rebellious feeling ..."

3. A Short History of England by Edward Potts Cheyney (1904)
"The sepoy Rebellion. — Many of the inhabitants of India were dissatisfied with English rule, but it was not supposed that any widespread rebellious feeling ..."

4. India Under British Rule: From the Foundation of the East India Company by James Talboys Wheeler (1886)
"sepoy army of Bengal: Brahmans anil Rajputs. § 4. Enfield cartridges: general horror of pork: Hindu ... sepoy plots at Lahore and Mian Mir : quashed. §15. ..."

5. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"Patna Massacre, 1763- First sepoy mutiny,' 1764. ... A more formidable danger appeared in the English camp, in the form of the first sepoy mutiny. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"His chief work, 'History of the Indian Mutiny' (1878-80) commenced where the second volume of Kaye's 'sepoy War' left off, and in 1890 there appeared a ..."

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