Definition of chokra in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃəʊkrə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


chiefly derogatory
(In South Asia) a boy, especially one employed as a servant.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.


From Hindi chokrā.

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