chowkidar

noun chow·ki·dar \¦chau̇kē¦där\
variants: less commonly

chokidar

\¦chōkē¦där\ or

chaukidar

\¦chau̇kē¦där\

Definition of chowkidar

plural

-s

also

chokidars

or

chaukidars

India

  1. :  watchman He asked why the Prime Minister, who called himself the country's chowkidar or watchman, was allowing illegalities to take place. — The Hindustan Times, 30 June 2015; especially :  a private watchman (as at a gate)

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Origin and Etymology of chowkidar

Hindi caukīdār, from caukī police station, guard's post + -dār possessing — more at chokey


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