maharajah maharajah

Definition(s):

  • (n) a great raja; a Hindu prince or king in India ranking above a raja

Usage(s):

  1. Cornered, the maharajah had signed the papers ceding Jammu and Kashmir to India.
  2. The world's least inhibited air traveler has long been Air-India International's advertising symbol, a little maharajah with striped turban and quivering wax mustaches.
  3. The tiger hunter of yore was a maharajah or british aristocrat who would take potshots at roaring beasts while perched atop an elephant.

News

  1. Santa Ana takes Maharajah House owners to court

    SANTA ANA - The owners of Santa Ana's famed Maharajah House are facing misdemeanor charges of modifying their historic home without a permit.
    on August 15, 2013     Source: Orange County Register

  2. NOLA-shot '12 Years a Slave' named opening-night selection of 2013 New Orleans Film Festival

    James Booker music doc 'Bayou Maharajah' to close out this year's 24th annual festival
    on August 13, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Quotes

  1. "Touted as the `Maharajah of the keyboard,' Oscar Peterson has left an indelible mark on the cultural heritage of the entire world," Jean said. "Whether it was while accompanying the jazz legends, performing for royalty or playing for jazz...
    on Jan 12, 2008 By: Michaelle Jean Source: Forbes

  2. "In a world that's largely driven by corporate culture, she was a joy to have," Wintour said of her late colleague this week. "She was not too good at getting to the office before 11am, but then she would arrive dressed as a maharajah or an...
    on May 9, 2007 By: Anna Wintour Source: Independent

  3. Mehta says he's also intent on showing a new side of India to the world, bemoaning a raft of film cliches that have centred on "poverty India, exotic India, erotic India, a maharajah India."
    on Mar 18, 2010 By: Deepa Mehta Source: CTV.ca

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