Definition of munshi in English:

munshi

noun

  • A secretary or language teacher in South Asia.

    • ‘The days when women met only dhobis and sabziwallahs and men sat with fat munshis behind the counters of shops are completely over. Temptation and interesting conversation lurks around every office corner!’

Origin

Persian and Urdu munšī from Arabic munši' writer, author.

Pronunciation:

munshi

/ˈmuːnʃiː/