Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of any of several powerful Hindu landowning and military lineages inhabiting northern and central India.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of a Hindu race, divided into numerous clans, who regard themselves as descendants of the ancient Kshatriya or warrior caste.

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  • noun A member of the Kshatriya Hindu caste
  • noun An inhabitant of Rajasthan
  • noun Any of an ethnic group in Pakistan and Northern India who converted to Sikhism or Islam as a result of the Sikh Wars

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  • noun a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hindi rājpūt, from Sanskrit rājaputraḥ, king's son : rājā, king; see raja + putraḥ, son.]

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