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- n. An office junior or messenger boy
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My chaprasi came and handed me my letters, and the cook waited with a salam for my orders.
They look on god as a big zamindar or landowner, who does nothing himself, but keeps a _chaprasi_ as an agent or debt-collector; and they conceive the latter as having all the defects so common to his profession.
Baranda, the _chaprasi_, exacts tribute from them mercilessly, not exactly out of zeal for the service of his master, but out of greed for his _talbana_ or perquisites.
When making a sacrifice to Dharmes they pray: 'O god, from to-day do not send any more your _chaprasi_ to punish us.
China, UAE, and your neighbour's chaprasi - they all deliver sack-fulls of greenback to these usurpers.
The _sais_ and _chaprasi_ were both Muhammadans, and the forward conduct of these females perplexed them not a little, and the former was fast losing his temper at being thus assaulted by a woman. "