Definition of mussalchee in US English:

mussalchee

(also massalgee, mashalchi)

noun

Anglo-Indian
rare
  • A torch-bearer. In later use also: a household servant. Also Nautical: a member of a South Asian ship's crew who looks after the lamps.

Origin

Early 17th century. From Urdu mašʿalčī torch-bearer, a servant in the household of Europeans, or its etymon Persian mašʿalčī torch-bearer from mašʿal + -čī, agent suffix (from Turkish -çi, -ci).

Pronunciation

mussalchee

/mʌˈsɑːltʃiː/