Definition of effendi in English:

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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.


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
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