- (in India) sir; master: a term of respect used, especially during the colonial period, when addressing or referring to a European.
- (initial capital letter) singular of Ashab.
plural noun, singular Sa·hib [sah-ib, -eeb] /ˈsɑ ɪb, -ib/. Islam.
- those associating with Muhammad at any time in his life.
- (in India) a form of address or title placed after a man’s name or designation, used as a mark of respect
n.respectful address to Europeans in India, 1670s, from Hindi or Urdu sahib “master, lord,” from Arabic sahib, originally “friend, companion,” from sahiba “he accompanied.” Female form (“European lady”) is memsahib.