Definition of najib in English:


Pronunciation /nʌˈdʒiːb/ /naˈdʒiːb/


historical South Asian
  • In India: (an honorary title given to) a gentleman volunteer serving as an infantry soldier under the Marathas, etc., and later to a certain extent under the British.


Late 18th century. From Urdu najīb (noun) gentleman volunteer, (adjective) noble, noble-minded from Persian najīb and its etymon Arabic najīb noble, noble-minded, excellent, outstanding.