- in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan,
- a chief or noble
- a high military officer
- in India, a person, esp. a Sikh, holding an important position
- any Sikh man
Origin of sirdarUrdu ; from Pers, leader ; from sar, the head + d?r, holding
- A person of high rank, especially in India.
- The rank held in the Egyptian army by the British commander-in-chief in Egypt between 1883 and 1899 during the period of British occupation of Egypt.
Origin of sirdarHindi and Urdu sardar, from Persian, commander : sar, head; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots + -dar, holder; see dher- in Indo-European roots.
From Hindistani Ø³Ø±Ø¯Ø§Ø±[Devanagari?], from Persian Ø³Ø±Ø¯Ø§Ø±, compound of Ø³Ø± (sar, “head") + Ø¯Ø§Ø± (dar, “holder").