Definition of Mahsud in English:

Mahsud

(also Mahsood)

noun

  • A member of a Pathan people on the north-west frontier of Pakistan, noted historically for their fierce opposition to the British in that region.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Green Balfour (1813–1889), surgeon and naturalist. From Persian maḥsūd from Arabic maḥsūd envied, passive participle of ḥasada to envy.

Pronunciation

Mahsud

/ˈmɑːsuːd/