Definition of "pasha" [pa•sha]

  • Used formerly as a title for military and civil officers, especially in Turkey and northern Africa. (noun)

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Use "pasha" in a sentence
  • "The pasha was a small, spare, dark little man, with his black beard clipped as close as scissors could do it."
  • "The pasha was a brave and energetic man of iron will, a great soldier and an expert architect."
  • "As the affair went on with much detail of correspondence between the konak and the consulate for some weeks, it had attracted the general attention of our little public, and the final defeat of the pasha was a mortification to him which he made every effort to conceal."