1An Indian soldier serving under British or other European orders: [as modifier]: he could see the sepoy infantry advancing
More example sentences
- The only need was for military labour, but even here local soldiers, especially Indian sepoys, were cheap and abundant.
- His force was made up of two British regular infantry regiments, the 74th and 78th of Foot, Company sepoys and infantry from Hyderabad.
- Huge armies were created, largely composed of Indian sepoys but with some regular British regiments.
from Urdu and Persian sipāhī 'soldier', from sipāh 'army'.
Definition of sepoy in:
- The US English dictionary