There are 2 main definitions of seth in English:


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Pronunciation: /seɪt


1A merchant or banker.
More example sentences
  • The good seth, very wisely, did not want to appear too much of an Anglophile.
  • Both the state and central government also keep a strict check on the goings-on, so the seths found it simpler to give out work on a contract basis in areas where there are no checks in place.
1.1A rich man.
1.2Used as a title for a person of high social status: ‘Have you come back happy and well, Sethji?’


from Hindi seṭh, from Sanskrit śreṣṭha 'best, chief'.