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[rahj-poot] /ˈrɑdʒ put/
a member of a Hindu people claiming descent from the ancient Kshatriya, or warrior caste, and noted for their military spirit.
Origin of Rajput
< Hindi, equivalent to Sanskrit rāj king (see raj) + putra son Unabridged
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  • Rage as he might, his Rajput pride, and pride in his Rajput heritage, were wounded to the quick.

    Far to Seek Maud Diver
  • He joined in the Brahmanical worship and sacrifices of his Rajput queens.

  • The Rajput's face darkened; but before he could retort, Tara had risen and stepped swiftly to his side.

    Far to Seek Maud Diver
  • The goddess then began to relate her position to the Rajput.

    Vikram and the Vampire Richard F. Burton
  • It was to capture the imagination of Rajput princes and to lead to some of the most intimate revelations of the Indian mind.

  • There could be no mistake about the Rajput origin of the red-skinned Gadur.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • At that—the most solemn oath that can pass the lips of a Rajput—Roy looked startled.

    Far to Seek Maud Diver
  • He was a Rangar,—which is to say a Rajput who, or whose ancestors had turned Muhammadan.

  • The prisoners changed their attitude, and eyed Brown and the Rajput with an air of truculence again.

    Told in the East Talbot Mundy
  • It was reserved for a Rajput Thakur who was going to Udaipur with his "tail."

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for Rajput


(Hinduism) one of a Hindu military caste claiming descent from the Kshatriya, the original warrior caste
Word Origin
C16: from Hindi, from Sanskrit rājan king; see raj
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