burra sahib meaning
- /burˈə säˈib/
In India, a title of respect for the head of a family, a superior officer, etc
ORIGIN: Hindi bara great, and sahib
- His Anglo-Indian characters refer to the Collector as Burra Sahib, implying the respect felt for him.
- But I soon found out that the ordinary English people were hardly like the'Burra Sahibs'that one saw back home ."
- "I feel that it was the greatest work that I have done in my entire ministry, " he wrote in his memoir, " Rabbi, Chaplain and Burra Sahib ."