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[attributive] Big or important:‘the burra sahibs’
- ‘Also, we're one of the few stand alone eateries in India to offer lobsters and crabs which was important because the burra sahibs were partial to them!’
- ‘The ‘burra sahib’ nodded, a signal that the first lash should be administered.’
- ‘But then he was also a burra sahib who believed that first things ought to come first.’
From Hindi baṛā great, greatest.
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