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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ser-dahr]
    • /sərˈdɑr/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ser-dahr]
    • /sərˈdɑr/

Definitions of sirdar word

  • noun sirdar (in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan) a military chief or leader. 1
  • noun sirdar (formerly) the British commander of the Egyptian army. 1
  • noun sirdar a general or military leader in Pakistan and India 0
  • noun sirdar (formerly) the title of the British commander in chief of the Egyptian Army 0
  • noun sirdar in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, 0
  • noun sirdar a chief or noble 0

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Origin of sirdar

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < Hindi sardār < Persian

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Parts of speech for Sirdar


sirdar popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

sirdar usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sirdar

noun sirdar

  • co — (slang) company.
  • commandant — A commandant is an army officer in charge of a particular place or group of people.
  • commanding officer — A commanding officer is an officer who is in charge of a military unit.
  • cos — one of the Greek Dodecanese Islands in the SE Aegean Sea, off the SW coast of Turkey. 111 sq. mi. (287 sq. km).
  • hetman — the title assumed by the chief of Ukrainian Cossacks of the Dnieper River region, with headquarters at Zaporozhe.

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