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bheesty

or bhees·tie

[ bee-stee ]
/ ˈbi sti /
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noun, plural bhees·ties.
(in India) a water carrier.
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Origin of bheesty

First recorded in 1775–85; from Urdu bhīstī, from Persian bihishtī, literally, “pertaining to paradise,” i.e., “beautiful,” as poetic convention describing royal cupbearers (equivalent to bihisht “paradise” + a suffix indicating relationship or origin)

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