One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Small or young.‘a chota peg’
- ‘Bobby is greeted by a sea of pink faces, half-drunk men in their shirtsleeves, downing chota pegs at a great rate.’
- ‘‘Aye Banta Singh, come here and pump up the cycle of the chota sahib,’ he commanded.’
- ‘I went to the freezer to get the gin out for my chota peg, finding, to my horror, the top had leaked and all my gin was in the bottom of the freezer.’
- ‘Chota hazari (small breakfast), as we used to know during the last days of the raj, is one of the luxuries of my life in India.’
- ‘The thought of going back to England has never crossed his family's mind because they like to consider themselves as Indian as the bearers who bring them chota hazari every morning.’
- 1.1 Lower in rank or importance.‘a chota chaudhuri’
- ‘The same Darbar which had held court to the great Nusrat saab was now in another warp, a magical spell cast by chota Nusrat.’
- ‘The chota chaudhuri, who was actually very much larger than his superior, was there too.’
From Hindi choṭā.
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