Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to the Hindus; Hindu: a word common in English use in the last century, but no longer employed.
  • noun A Hindu.
  • noun A Hindu language.
  • noun A kind of penguin, the Pygoscelis tæniata.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Archaic A native of Hindostan; a Hindoo.
  • noun Falkland Is. A penguin (Pygosceles tæniata).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a historical term for Hindus (as opposed to Muslims) in Mughal era India.
  • noun a historical name of the Telugu language.
  • noun the gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua), a species of penguin.

Etymologies

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Of Anglo-Indian origin (17th century), apparently a corrupted form of gentile ("pagan").

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