subaltern - Dictionary definition and meaning for word subaltern
SUB+ALTERNate.....an alternate, someone who is inferior (sub)in position, meaning a SUBORDINATE.
subALTERN rhymes with PALTAN[hindi:chiller party}i.e group of young children playing with adults...they are considered as subordinates with playing games...like cricket
SUB = SUBDUE, LOWER and ALTERN rhymes with A lantern that is a person who follows with a lantern to a big one i.e. A SUBORDINATE