A word describing a Briton, used by Indians (in India) to describe their former British imperial masters. Usually not very perjoritive in India, although more so in 19th. cent. U.S.A. May conjure up the image of the starchy "burra-sahib" of the British Empire.
The Britishers built the railways in India, and unified the country.
by J.G. Middleton August 19, 2007