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khidmatgar

[kid-muh t-gahr]
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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

  • And then I called Said the khitmutgar, and together we talked of what this thing might be.

    Barclay of the Guides

    Herbert Strang

  • "I have sought for him, hazur, but found him not," said the khitmutgar.

    Barclay of the Guides

    Herbert Strang

  • She fled to Merryon in horror, and he and the khitmutgar slew the creature.

  • The khitmutgar had gone to his own quarters for the night, and they were quite alone.

  • This note he delivered to the khitmutgar, with orders to return to him with a reply.