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



    BrE BrE//ˈsiːpɔɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːpɔɪ//
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  1. 1in the past, an Indian soldier serving under a British or European officer
  2. 2(Indian English) a soldier or police officer of the lowest rank
  3. Word Originfrom Urdu and Persian sipāhī ‘soldier’, from sipāh ‘army’.