Memsahib definition

mĕmsähĭb, -säĭb, -säb
Used as a form of address for a European woman in South Asia.
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Formerly, a term of respect for a female white European in colonial India.
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A European woman in colonial India.
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Lady; madam.
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A female mountaineer employing Sherpas or porters in the Himalayas.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
memsahib
Plural:
memsahibs

Origin of memsahib

  • ma'am sahib

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From ma'am + sahib

    From Wiktionary