Definitions

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  • n. A male servant, with responsibility for waiting at table.

Etymologies

From Urdu خدمتگار (xidmatgār) / Hindi ख़िदमतगार (xidmatgār), from Persian خدمتگار (xedmatgâr). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Heaven-born set no particular store by it; but of what use was a polo-ball to a khitmatgar?

    Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools

  • It stood on the mantelpiece among the pipe-stems which Imam Din, khitmatgar, was cleaning for me.

    Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools

  • From Joti Lal Chatterji, the man whom Mr. Watts had employed to make inquiries in Murshidabad, the servant was to get a dress such as would be worn by a khitmatgar {table servant}, and some material for staining the skin.

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India

  • He looked up as Desmond entered; if he thought that his visitor was somewhat better set-up than the average khitmatgar, he did not suspect any disguise.

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India

  • The Heaven-born set no particular store by it; but of what use was a polo-ball to a _khitmatgar_?

    Indian Tales

  • It stood on the mantelpiece among the pipe-stems which Imam Din, _khitmatgar_, was cleaning for me.

    Indian Tales

  • It came into Simla from the north before Churton's khitmatgar bought it, and sold it, for three times its silver-value, to Churton, who collected curiosities.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • He did not know then that his khitmatgar had stopped by the roadside to get drunk, and would come on the next day saying that he had sprained his ankle.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • There were more greetings, and then the head _khitmatgar_ appeared and informed the "_Sahib log_, protectors of the poor, that their meat was ready."

    Mr. Isaacs

  • French and Hindustani, giving the regulations of the place, and the white-robed khitmatgar pointed his long brown finger to a paragraph that applied to my case.

    Modern India

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