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.