Definition of chaprasi in English:

chaprasi

Line breaks: cha|prasi
Pronunciation: /tʃʌˈprɑːsi
 
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noun (plural chaprasis)

Indian
  • A junior office worker who carries messages: his uncle sent the office chaprasi to show him the way
    More example sentences
    • The chaprasi would prove our ladder to infiltrating the higher reaches of the Defence bureaucracy.
    • No wonder we have so many highly qualified people working as chaprasis and what not.
    • His eyes seemed to say, ‘Don't degrade yourself to thank a mere chaprasi.’

Origin

from Hindi, from caprās, denoting a metal identity badge worn by messengers or orderlies.

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