Definition of effendi in English:

Share this entry

effendi

Pronunciation: /ɛˈfɛndi/

noun (plural effendis)

1A man of high education or social standing in an eastern Mediterranean or Arab country.
Example sentences
  • Thanks to the Jewish settlers, land values had increased, benefiting the effendi enormously.
1.1 historical A title of respect or courtesy in Turkey.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Turkish efendi, from modern Greek aphentēs, from Greek authentēs 'lord, master'.

Words that rhyme with effendi

bendy, Gassendi, modus vivendi, trendy, Wendy

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ef|fendi

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.