Definition of chowkidar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɒ̃kɪdɑː/
(also chokidar /ˈtʃɒkɪdɑː/)


(In South Asia) a watchman or gatekeeper.
Example sentences
  • Evening bus travellers were an exceedingly bored lot, second only to high school teachers, night chowkidars, and government clerks.
  • I found the chowkidar and got him to open the gates.
  • Shahid said that a month ago some miscreants had come to this school with a can of fuel to burn down the school but the chowkidar and other people stopped them.


From Urdu caukīdār, from caukī 'toll house' + -dār 'keeper'.

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