memsahib definition

  • noun:
    • Used formerly in colonial Asia as a type of respectful target for a European woman.
    • formerly, a term of value for a lady white European in colonial India
    • woman; mistress; -- used by Hindustani-speaking locals in India in addressing European women.
    • In India, a European lady; the mistress of a family group: so called by local servants.
    • a woman sahib

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