cutcherry

or cut·cher·y

[ kuh-cher-ee, kuhch-uh-ree ]
/ kəˈtʃɛr i, ˈkʌtʃ ə ri /
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noun, plural cut·cher·ries.

(in India) a public administrative or judicial office.
any administrative office.

Nearby words

  1. cutaway,
  2. cutaway dive,
  3. cutback,
  4. cutbank,
  5. cutch,
  6. cutdown,
  7. cute,
  8. cute as a button,
  9. cutely,
  10. cutesy

Origin of cutcherry

1600–10; < Hindi kacērī, variant of kacahrī audience house, courthouse, office

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British Dictionary definitions for cutcherry

cutcherry

cutchery

/ (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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