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bashaw

[buh-shaw] /bəˈʃɔ/
noun
1.
2.
a person who is important, imperious, or self-important.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Arabic bāshā < Turkish pāshā pasha
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British Dictionary definitions for bashaw

bashaw

/bəˈʃɔː/
noun
1.
a rare spelling of pasha
2.
an important or pompous person
Word Origin
C16: from Turkish başa, from bas head, chief
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Word Origin and History for bashaw
n.

1530s, earlier Englishing of pasha.

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