effendi effendi


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


  1. The next minute, seven Egyptian students wearing effendi dress drew their revolvers and riddled the car with bullets.
  2. Parts of the effendi class like to listen to Axis promises of advancement and power.
  3. He abolished all titles such as pasha and effendi.


  • A Fairy Tale in Transylvania

    Rena Effendi went looking for a fairy-tale village in Transylvania. She found it among the haystacks of Maramures.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: New York Times

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