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Definition of begum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

begum

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbeɪɡəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪɡəm//
 
 
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a title of respect used for a Muslim woman of high rank and for a married Muslim woman Begum Zia Word Originfrom Urdu begam, from eastern Turkish bigim ‘princess’, feminine of big ‘prince’.