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Webster 1913 Edition


Sepoy

Se′poy

,
Noun.
[Per.
sipāhī
, fr.
sipāh
an army. Cf.
Spahi
.]
A native of India employed as a soldier in the service of a European power, esp. of Great Britain; an Oriental soldier disciplined in the European manner.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sepoy

SE'POY

,
Noun.
A native of India, employed as a soldier in the service of European powers.

Definition 2022


sepoy

sepoy

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English

Noun

sepoy (plural sepoys)

  1. (historical) A native soldier of the East Indies, employed in the service of a European colonial power, notably the British India army (first under the British-chartered East India Company, later in the crown colony), but also France and Portugal.
    • 1890, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of the Four
      If our door were in the hands of the Sepoys the place must fall, and the women and children be treated as they were in Cawnpore.

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  1. sepoy” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Dutch

Noun

sepoy m (plural sepoys, diminutive sepoytje n)

  1. A sepoy, native soldier in the East Indies