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burra

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌrə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

adjective

[attributive] Indian
Big or important: the burra sahibs
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

From Hindi baṛā 'great, greatest'.

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