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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"
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He went to India with his capital, and there, according to a wild legend in our family, he was once seen riding on an elephant, in company with a Baboon; but I think it must have been a Baboo - or a Begum.
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Islamabad -- First Lady Begum Mehmooda Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said the objective of observing International Women's Day is to make the country's women self-reliant and provide them an effective status in the society.
ISLAMABAD:First Lady Begum Mehmooda Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said that the objective of observing International Women's Day was to make the country's women self-reliant and provide them an effective status in the society.
LAHORE:In this photograph, by Bourne and Shepherd, Begum of Bhopal Sultan Kaikhusrau Jahan (1858-1930) walks in full niqab at the Delhi Durbar.
28 (ANI): A day after Zainab Begum, who was allegedly sexually harassed by her employers in Saudi Arabia, returned to India, the victim's daughter thanked Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Saturday for rescuing her.
PESHAWAR -- Known singer Munni Begum enthralled the youth at a musical night with her melodious voice and famous ghazals here.
Hasna Begum, 25, stalked Pietro Sanna, 23, on social media after they split in December 2016.
ISLAMABAD -- Begum Kulsum ITF Futures Tennis Tournament, 2017 kicked off at Senator Dilawar Abbas Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Complex on Saturday.
Sajidha Begum was informed in August through the leprosy hospital where she has lived for more than a decade that her pension of 1,000 rupees (approximately $16) would be taken away unless she submitted her information to the biometric database for citizens-something that she is incapable of doing due to her medical conditions.
Construction of Four Fish Markets at Kukatpally, Begum Bazaar, Nacharam and Chilkalaguda.
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