Definition of sahib in English:

sahib

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɑː(h)ɪb
 
, sɑːb
 
/
(also sahab)

noun

Indian
A polite title or form of address for a man: the Doctor Sahib
More example sentences
  • We come to know how the white sahibs started the earlier plantations.
  • Also, we're one of the few stand alone eateries in India to offer lobsters and crabs which was important because the burra sahibs were partial to them!
  • In their race to realise the more-or-less elusive American dream, the characters come across as study cases or automatons, caught in the fast-forward gear to become suburban sahibs.

Origin

Urdu, via Persian from Arabic ṣāḥib 'friend, lord'.

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