Definitions

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  • noun India watchman, caretaker; one who inhabits a "chowki", police station or guard house.

Etymologies

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Hindi.

Examples

  • It was quiet here, in the groves of trees; the tumult was far off to my left, but now and then I saw little groups of natives - servant-women, probably, scurrying among the bushes, and one ominous sign that some of the killers had come this way - an old chowkidar, with his broken staff beside him, lying with his skull beaten in.

    Fiancée

  • Nazia was suddenly back on the charpai lying next to Sherzad gazing out at the stars through the opening in the tin roof of the chowkidar shack.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • You and your chowkidar are trying to rob a poor man who makes an honest living.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • A chowkidar sits at the gate and lets the public in or keeps them out.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • “Baji, I bought these goods and have already paid your chowkidar.”

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • A chowkidar sits at the gate and lets the public in or keeps them out.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • “Baji, I bought these goods and have already paid your chowkidar.”

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • We just had a shipment of supplies, and the chowkidar had to leave.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • You and your chowkidar are trying to rob a poor man who makes an honest living.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • As I told you before, my chowkidar and guard will be back, and they have families as well who stay in the servant quarters.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

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