Definition of durwan in English:


Line breaks: dur¦wan
Pronunciation: /dəːˈwɑːn


  • A porter or doorkeeper.
    More example sentences
    • Through the building durwan I found Anita, a girl of nine or ten years to look after Smriti and do the housework.
    • She had witnessed the fight between the durwans and dacoits and the flight and pursuit of her mistress.
    • But the lofty merchant princes had fallen hard, the priests had shuffled off, and the profane durwans took over.


late 18th century: Urdu darwān, from Persian.

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