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khidmatgar

[kid-muh t-gahr]
noun
  1. (in India) a waiter.
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Also khid·mut·gar, khit·mat·gar, khit·mut·gar [kit-muh t-gahr] /ˈkɪt mətˌgɑr/.

Origin of khidmatgar

1755–65; < Urdu < Persian, equivalent to khidmat service (< Arabic khidmah) + -gār agent suffix
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Historical Examples

  • The khidmatgar cooked and served the meals ordered, while the porter supplied wood and water.

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  • There was a bright coal fire in the stove, and the khidmatgar put the kettle upon it.