bashaw

[buh-shaw]
noun
2.
a person who is important, imperious, or self-important.

Origin:
1525–35; < Arabic bāshā < Turkish pāshā pasha

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bashaw (bəˈʃɔː)
 
n
1.  a rare spelling of pasha
2.  an important or pompous person
 
[C16: from Turkish başa, from bas head, chief]

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bashaw
1530s, earlier Anglicization of pasha.
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He converted many apostates, one of whom was a bashaw.
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