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mahout

[muh-hout] /məˈhaʊt/
noun
1.
the keeper or driver of an elephant, especially in India and the East Indies.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Hindi mahāut, variant of mahāvat; compare Prakrit mahāmatta, Sanskrit mahāmatra elephant driver
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  • The donation covers not only vet bills but also the salary of the beast's mahout, or elephant handler.
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mahout

/məˈhaʊt/
noun
1.
(in India and the East Indies) an elephant driver or keeper
Word Origin
C17: Hindi mahāut, from Sanskrit mahāmātra of great measure, originally a title
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