Definition of Sirdar

1. Noun. An important person in India.




Definition of Sirdar

1. n. A native chief in Hindostan; a headman.

2. n. In Turkey, Egypt, etc., a commander in chief, esp. the one commanding the Anglo-Egyptian army.

Definition of Sirdar

1. Noun. A high-ranking person in India and other areas of west-central Asia; a chief, a headman. ¹

2. Noun. The leader of a group of Sherpa mountain guides. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sirdar

1. a person of rank in India [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sirdar

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Literary usage of Sirdar

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1. History of the British Colonies by Robert Montgomery Martin (1835)
"sirdar Maun Sing of Kheira. ... sirdar Jut Sing of Sudh (Lam Sin- ghea). ... sirdar Seurin Sing of Malade. ..."

2. Source-book of English History: For the Use of Schools and Readers by Elizabeth Kimball Kendall (1900)
"The sirdar (1898) Major-General Sir Horatio Herbert Kitchener is forty- eight years old by the book; but that is irrelevant. He stands several inches over ..."

3. Source-book of English History: For the Use of Schools and Readers by Elizabeth Kimball Kendall (1900)
"The sirdar (1898) Major-General Sir Horatio Herbert Kitchener is forty- eight years old by the book; but that is irrelevant. He stands several inches over ..."

4. Travels in Beloochistan and Sinde: Accompanied by a Geographical and by Henry Pottinger (1816)
"HIS PRESENT TO THE sirdar. REASONS FOR MAKING IT. WINDY, GLOOMY DAY. ... Captain Christie therefore went to the sirdar, paid him the sum that had been ..."

5. Travels in Beloochistan and Sinde: Accompanied by a Geographical and by Henry Pottinger (1816)
"HIS PRESENT TO THE sirdar. REASONS FOR MAKING IT. WINDY, GLOOMY DAY. ... Captain Christie therefore went to the sirdar, paid him the sum that had been ..."

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