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effendi (n.)

Turkish title of respect, equivalent to English sir, 1610s, from Turkish efendi, title of respect applied to professionals and officials, corruption of Greek authentes "lord, master" (in Modern Greek aphentes; see authentic).

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Definitions of effendi

effendi (n.)
a former Turkish term of respect; especially for government officials;
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