Definition of jawan in English:


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Pronunciation: /dʒəˈwɑːn


  • A male police constable or soldier.
    More example sentences
    • In the ensuing gun battle three army jawans, one police man and a civilian sustained bullet injury.
    • The fire was effectively retaliated by the police and army jawans.
    • The militants first opened fire from the top of a hillock when the jawans were in a regular patrol in the area.


from Urdu jawān 'young man', from Persian; ultimately related to young.

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