Word Of The Week (WOW #28)

Hi guys! Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.) It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

WOW

Here’s the WOW for this week :

WOW

Word:

Zamindar

Part Of Speech:

noun

Derivatives:

Pronunciation:

/zəˈmiːndɑː/

Meaning:

A landowner, especially one who leases his land to tenant farmers.

Synonyms:

Antonyms:

Word Origin:

Via Urdu from Persian zamīndār, from zamīn ‘land’ + -dār ‘holder’.

Use In Sentences:

  • My friend’s father is a zamindar.
  • The bank has sanctioned a loan for the local zamindars.
  • The zamindari system obtains throughout northern and central India, and also in the permanently settled estates of Madras.

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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6 Comments on “Word Of The Week (WOW #28)

    • Yea… Initially I had no clue it was an English word (despite having come across it several times in sixth grade history book.) I thought of it as more of a Hindi word (zamin and all) so as soon as I saw it listed in the English dictionary, I decided to have it for WOW 🙂

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