duftery

noun

duf·​tery
variants or duftry
ˈdəft(ə)rē
plural -es
India
: a servant in an office whose duty is to dust and bind records, rule paper, make envelopes : office boy

Word History

Etymology

Hindi daftarī record keeper, office keeper, from Persian, from daftar book, record

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“Duftery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duftery. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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