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scullion

[ skuhl-yuhn ]
/ ˈskʌl yən /
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noun
a kitchen servant who does menial work.
a low or contemptible person.
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Origin of scullion

1475–85; perhaps <Middle French escouvillon dishcloth, equivalent to escouve broom (<Latin scōpa) + -illon diminutive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for scullion

scullion
/ (ˈskʌljən) /

noun
a mean or despicable person
archaic a servant employed to do rough household work in a kitchen

Word Origin for scullion

C15: from Old French escouillon cleaning cloth, from escouve a broom, from Latin scōpa a broom
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