Definitions

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  • n. a tailor, in India and the subcontinent

Etymologies

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Urdu درزی (darzi, "tailor"), from Persian درزی (darzi, "tailor").

Examples

  • Then her clothes are really lovely, oh! ripping! make Chowringhee confections look as though they'd come from the _durzi_ or the Lal Bazaar.

    Leonie of the Jungle

  • Reaching the building he found Raymond on the watch for him, while ostensibly engaged in criticising to the battalion _durzi_ (tailor) the fit of the new uniforms of several recruits.

    The Jungle Girl

  • _durzi_ could possibly reproduce at sight the subtle simplicity of Mrs

    The Great Amulet

Comments

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  • "Copies of Tatler and Vogue, posted by helpful relatives at home, were presented to durzis (tailors) who would be able to produce passable imitations within a few days."

    —Annabel Venning, Following the Drum: The Lives of Army Wives and Daughters Past and Present (London: Headline, 2005), 192

    May 18, 2010