Definition of sahukar in English:



  • 1Indian A moneylender.

    ‘after Chhotli's death he found himself deeper in the sahukar's debt, because of the funeral expenses’
    • ‘Because of the poverty of the tribals and the complexity involved in the ITDP procedures, they are forced to sell their produce to local sahukars, at abysmal rates.’
    • ‘To salvage this land, Vilas went to other Sahukar in 2000, and borrowed 60,000 against his two-and-a-half acre land that was registered as a sale deed against the loan’
    • ‘Once Sankar went to the Sahukar (money lender) who was the lord of his village so that he could borrow 1 kilogram and 250 grams of wheat to serve a saint at his door.’
    1. 1.1A banker.
      ‘In drafting his first budget for the government of India, will Mr Singh prefer to be a cautious sahukar or will he show the marwari entrepreneur's spirit of enterprise?’


Late 18th century Hindi sāhūkār ‘great merchant’.