What is another word for lascar?

Pronunciation: [lˈaskɑː] (IPA)

The word "lascar" is an archaic term that refers to sailors or seamen of South Asian or East Asian origin who worked on European ships during the colonial era. However, over time, the word "lascar" has become obscure, and its usage potentially offensive. Today, more inclusive and appropriate synonyms for "lascar" include terms like seafarer, mariner, sailor, crewman or even simply ship worker. These synonyms recognize the diverse backgrounds of maritime workers in a more respectful and inclusive way. Using such inclusive terminology in the maritime industry helps to promote diversity and acceptance while acknowledging the valuable contributions of seafarers of all ethnicities.

What are the hypernyms for Lascar?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Lascar?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Lascar?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Lascar

He sent for the lascar boatswain, and obtained his assurance that he and his men would remain faithful to the English.
"Won from the Waves"
W.H.G. Kingston
We raked out the bo'sun from his afternoon nap, and he and a withered old lascar jammed a hemp fender between the chain and woodwork, so their slumbers ought to be more peaceful; now they are getting a temporary change to a berth amidship, which is unoccupied as far as Marseilles; in it they will hardly feel the motion.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
As they became scarce, negroes began to appear among the whalemen, with now and then a lascar, a South Sea Islander, Portuguese, and Hawaiians.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors"
Willis J. Abbot

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