Definitions

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  • noun The keeper of a public bath.

Etymologies

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bath +‎ keeper

Examples

  • I am chased from the foyer by the bathkeeper: "This is ladies 'day!"

    Why Syria scrubs up so well

  • Now the bathkeeper was standing behind the door, awaiting what should betide between them, and he began to call her saying,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Alhamdolillah-praised be God, - who save thee from the mischief of yonder villain and foe of the Faith, I mean the bathkeeper!”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “What is that?” asked the bathkeeper, and the youth answered, “Take this gold piece and fetch me a pretty woman, that I may prove my nature on her.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He knew Haman's origin too well to be deceived; he remembered his father, who had been bathkeeper and barber in a village.

    The Legends of the Jews — Volume 4

  • "The greatest in the king's realm is now acting as bathkeeper and barber!"

    The Legends of the Jews — Volume 4

  • What the Turkish bathkeeper is said to aim at with his frictions, and shampooings, and fomentings, more or less effectually, that the patient in total idleness may have the delights of activity, —was here to a considerable extent realised.

    Paras. 25-49

  • "What is that?" asked the bathkeeper, and the youth answered, "Take this gold piece and fetch me a pretty woman, that I may prove my nature on her."

    Arabian nights. English

  • God, - who save thee from the mischief of yonder villain and foe of the Faith, I mean the bathkeeper! "

    Arabian nights. English

  • Now the bathkeeper was standing behind the door, awaiting what should betide between them, and he began to call her saying, "O Umm Abdillah, enough!

    Arabian nights. English

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