naik

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tamil.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɑːɪk/, /ˈneɪɪk/

Noun[edit]

naik (plural naiks)

  1. A lord or governor in South Asia.
  2. An officer (equivalent to corporal) in a corps of Indian or Nepalese soldiers.
    • 1888: Also, he had to keep his temper [...] especially once when he was abused by a Naik he had himself recruited from Isser Jang village — Rudyard Kipling, ‘Miss Youghal's Sais’, Plain Tales from the Hills (Folio Society 2007, p. 26)

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