Definition of chaprasi in English:
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.’
from Hindi, from caprās, denoting a metal identity badge worn by messengers or orderlies.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia