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. (historical) The holder of a former rank in the Egyptian army.
    • Arthur Conan Doyle, The Debut of Bimbashi Joyce
      Bimbashi Hilary Joyce, seconded from the Royal Mallow Fusiliers, [] made his first appearance in Cairo.

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