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jamadar

Line breaks: jama|dar
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌməˌdɑː/

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(also jemadar)

Definition of jamadar in English:

noun

Indian
1A minor official or junior officer.
1.1 historical An Indian officer in a sepoy regiment.
2A person who sweeps homes or offices as a job.

Origin

from Urdu jam(a)‘dār, from Persian, from Arabic jama‘, jamā‘a(t) 'muster' + -dār 'holder'.

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