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See also: Naik
naik (plural naiks)
- A lord or governor in South Asia.
- 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)
- suburb (or the surrounding countryside)