Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A native peddler or itinerant merchant.

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Examples

  • His outlook, allowing for the fact that after all he was an artist, was that of the salaried bureaucrat who despises the ‘box-wallah’ and often lives a lifetime without realizing that the ‘box-wallah’ calls the tune.

    Rudyard Kipling

  • His outlook, allowing for the fact that after all he was an artist, was that of the salaried bureaucrat who despises the ‘box-wallah’ and often lives a lifetime without realizing that the

    Collected Essays

  • However, in It Rained All Night, they take place in the home of Noyangshu Mukherji, a college lecturer turned box-wallah.

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  • You see, Mr Turner, I was a vicar's daughter working for a law firm in London when I first met Tusker, he was visiting from London and he seemed so exotic and accomplished and I envisioned a proper military wedding but it was not to be and I've since come to realise he is a man quite without ambition and after he retired from his box-wallah job in Bombay 10 years ago, we returned to Pankot where we've been hanging on ever since.

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