[ kuh-cher-ee, kuhch-uh-ree ]
/ kəˈtʃɛr i, ˈkʌtʃ ə ri /
noun, plural cut·cher·ries.
(in India) a public administrative or judicial office.
any administrative office.
Origin of cutcherry
1600–10; < Hindi kacērī, variant of kacahrī audience house, courthouse, office
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Examples from the Web for cutcherry
During the day the cutcherry or office is crowded with the more respectable villagers, paying in rents and settling accounts.Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier|James Inglis
Cutcherry, kuch′ėr-i, n. an office for public business, a court-house.
British Dictionary definitions for cutcherry
/ (ˈkʌtʃərɪ) /
noun plural -cherries or -cheries
(formerly, in India) government offices and law courts collectively
Word Origin for cutcherry
C17: from Hindi Kachachrī
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