Definition of munshi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmuːnʃiː/

noun (plural munshis)

A secretary or language teacher in South Asia.
Example sentences
  • The days when women met only dhobis and sabziwallahs and men sat with fat munshis behind the counters of shops are completely over. Temptation and interesting conversation lurks around every office corner!


Persian and Urdu munšī from Arabic munši' 'writer, author'.

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