One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in South Asia) a boy, especially one employed as a servant.
attendant, retainerView synonyms
- ‘They were not so free as the chokras, since a different measure was used between a girl and a boy.’
- ‘At the foot of the veranda a chokra lay on his back in the sun, pulling the punkah rope with his heel and shading his face with a broad strip of banana leaf.’
- ‘But this chokra has now become the king of the industry.’
- ‘So the bands started to play, the men were loaded into the bullock carts and off we went with the little chokras running along beside.’
- ‘The scene remains the same outside the ST bus stands at Shivajinagar and Pune Station where hired chokras pounce upon outward bound passengers before they can enter the ST stand.’
- ‘And so, when one of our own, brown-skinned, desi chokras or chokris actually hits the big money button in Hollywood, they can't stand it.’
From Hindi chokrā.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.