from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as chokidar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun India A watchman; an officer of customs or police.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of chowkidar.


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  • He obtained this somewhat appalling soubriquet from a habit of spinning yarns, more marvellous than his unwarlike neighbours were accustomed to, of the dangers encountered in his Indian sports; and one in particular, of an extraordinary combat between his "chokedar" and a tiger -- whether the gist of the story lay in the tiger's eating the chokedar, or the chokedar eating the tiger, I am not sure -- I rather think the latter.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843


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