Definition of subashi in English:

subashi

(also soubashi)

noun

historical
  • In the Ottoman Empire: an official, as a military commander, local governor, or constable.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Hakluyt (?1552–1616), geographer. From Ottoman Turkish sūbāši (Turkish subaşı) from † sü army + bāš head, chief + -ı, suffix forming compounds.

Pronunciation

subashi

/suːˈbaʃə/