Pronounced: mish-PAW-khuh (alt: mish-POOKH-uh), noun
Notes: This word looks vaguely Indian (from India, not America)
The word pasha is “a person of high rank or importance”
This word came into English in the mid-1600s
Background / Comments
I should have recognized part of this word. It comes from the Turkish word pasa, which came from the Persian word padshah, which is made up of pati (master), and shah (king). It is this latter bit I should have recognized; I knew that shah meant “king” because of chess – the word “checkmate” comes from shah + mate (the king is dead).