Definition of burra in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌrə/

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[attributive] Indian
Big or important: the burra sahibs
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  • 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!
  • But then he was also a burra sahib who believed that first things ought to come first.
  • The ‘burra sahib’ nodded, a signal that the first lash should be administered.


From Hindi baṛā 'great, greatest'.

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