binbashi

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Etymology[edit]

From Turkish binbaşı: bin, thousand, + baş, head.

Noun[edit]

binbashi (plural binbashis)

  1. A major in the Turkish army.
  2. A former rank in the Egyptian army.
    Bimbashi Hilary Joyce, seconded from the Royal Mallow Fusiliers, ... made his first appearance in Cairo. — Arthur Conan Doyle, The Debut of Bimbashi Joyce

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