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burra sahib meaning

  "burra sahib" in a sentence
  • /burˈə säˈib/
      noun
      In India, a title of respect for the head of a family, a superior officer, etc
      ORIGIN: Hindi bara great, and sahib

Examples

  1. His Anglo-Indian characters refer to the Collector as Burra Sahib, implying the respect felt for him.
  2. But I soon found out that the ordinary English people were hardly like the'Burra Sahibs'that one saw back home ."
  3. "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 ."

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