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mem·sa·hib(mĕm′sä′hĭb, -sä′ĭb, -säb)
1. Used as a form of address for a European woman in South Asia.
2. A European woman in colonial India.
3. A female mountaineer employing Sherpas or porters in the Himalayas.
(formerly in India) a term of respect used of a European married woman
[C19: from ma'am + sahib]
mem•sa•hib(ˈmɛmˌsɑ ɪb, -ib)
(formerly, in India) a term of respect for a married European woman.