godown

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay gudang, from Tamil கிடங்கு (kiṭaṅku, store room).

Noun[edit]

godown (plural godowns)

  1. (India, East Africa, Singapore, Malaysia) A warehouse.
    • 2011, Terry Pratchett, Snuff, page 307 in hardback:
      Sam Vimes awoke from a pig's nightmare to find himself lying on a pile of sacks in a godown in the docks.