Lascar definitions

lăs'kər
An East Indian sailor, army servant, or artillery trooper during the era of European colonialism in Asia.
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An Indian or East Indian sailor, employed on European ships.
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A sailor, army servant or artilleryman from India or Southeast Asia.
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Origin of lascar

Ultimately (probably via Portuguese lascar) from Urdu laškar army from Persian from Middle Persian kwer- in Indo-European roots