One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in South Asia) a boy, especially one employed as a servant.
attendant, retainerView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘They were not so free as the chokras, since a different measure was used between a girl and a boy.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But this chokra has now become the king of the industry.’
From Hindi chokrā.
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