[pah-shuh, pash-uh, puh-shah, -shaw]
a title, placed after the name, formerly held by high officials in countries under Turkish rule.
Also, pacha.

1640–50; < Turkish paşa; see bashaw

pashadom, noun Unabridged
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pasha or pacha (ˈpɑːʃə, ˈpæʃə, ˈpɑːʃə, ˈpæʃə)
(formerly) a provincial governor or other high official of the Ottoman Empire or the modern Egyptian kingdom: placed after a name when used as a title
[C17: from Turkish paşa]
pacha or pacha
[C17: from Turkish paşa]

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Turkish honorary title formerly given to officers of high rank, 1640s, from Turk. pasha, earlier basha, from bash "head, chief" (no clear distinction between -b- and -p- in Turk.), Earlier in English as bashaw (1530s).
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