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be·gum

 (bā′gəm, bē′-)
n.
1. A Muslim woman of rank.
2. Used as a form of address for such a woman.

[Urdu begam, from East Turkic begüm, first person sing. possessive of beg, master, mistress; see bey.]

begum

(ˈbeɪɡəm)
n
(in Pakistan and certain other Muslim countries) a woman of high rank, esp the widow of a prince
[C18: from Urdu begam, from Turkish begim; see bey]

be•gum

(ˈbi gəm, ˈbeɪ-)

n.
a title of royal princesses in Mogul and British India, later applied to any Muslim woman of noble ancestry.
[1625–35; < Urdu begam « Turkic begim]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.begum - a Muslim woman of high rank in India or Pakistan
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
lady - a polite name for any woman; "a nice lady at the library helped me"