Definitions

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  • n. A warrior, especially a Mongol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A title of respect or honor given to European officers in East Indian state papers, and colloquially, and among the natives, to distinguished officials and other important personages.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A title of respect commonly affixed to the names of European officers in Indian documents, or used in ceremonious mention by natives: as, Jones Sahib Bahadur.

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Examples

  • It can be arranged - we owe you a debt, Flashman bahadur, Yakub and I and all our people.

    The Sky Writer

  • You and Flashman bahadur must rest, for when the Lady of the Great Horde comes over the wall the Ruskis will surely try to kill us before we can be rescued.

    The Sky Writer

  • I salute you, Flashman bahadur, and the genius of your infidel professors of Anglistan.

    The Sky Writer

  • You understand, Flashman bahadur, we may buy you a little time here, in Syr Daria - no more.

    The Sky Writer

  • Now I, "says the saucy piece, teasing my lips with hers," have true lovers, because I delight to give pleasure as well as to take it — especially with my English bahadur.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • "Be patient, Flashman bahadur — remember, the servant may sup last, but she sups longest."

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • "Sardul Singh, at your service, Flashman bahadur," * (* Champion.) cries he, teeth flashing through his beard.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • "Be patient, Flashman bahadur - remember, the servant may sup last, but she sups longest."

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • "Besides, envy is the last deadly sin I'd expect from Flash-man bahadur."

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • Now I, "says the saucy piece, teasing my lips with hers," have true lovers, because I delight to give pleasure as well as to take it - especially with my English bahadur.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

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  • Anglo-Ind. A great man, distinguished personage. Often affixed as a title to an officer's name.

    -OED

    September 2, 2007