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EtymologyEdit

Hindi लश्कर (laśkar), from Persian لشکر(lashkar).

NounEdit

lascar (plural lascars)

  1. A sailor, army servant or artilleryman from India or Southeast Asia.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 47
      A motley crowd saunters along the streets — Lascars off a P. and O., blond Northmen from a Swedish barque, Japanese from a man-of-war, English sailors, Spaniards, pleasant-looking fellows from a French cruiser, negroes off an American tramp.
    • 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
      ...and what foreigner is it, exactly, that Pirate has in mind if it isn't that stateless lascar across his own mirror-glass, that poorest of exiles...

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VerbEdit

lascar (first-person singular present indicative lasco, past participle lascado)

  1. to chip

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PronunciationEdit

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lascar

  1. (nautical, transitive) to slacken; slip

ConjugationEdit

  • c becomes qu before e.