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memsahib

[mem-sah-ib, -eeb] /ˈmɛmˌsɑ ɪb, -ib/
noun
1.
(formerly, in India) a term of respect for a married European woman.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Hindi, equivalent to mem (< English ma'am) + sāhib master (< Arabic ṣāḥib)
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memsahib

/ˈmɛmˌsɑːɪb; -hɪb/
noun
1.
(formerly in India) a term of respect used of a European married woman
Word Origin
C19: from ma'am + sahib
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