shroff

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Anglo-Indian corruption of saraf.

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Noun[edit]

shroff (plural shroffs)

  1. (India) A money-changer or banker in South Asia.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Broken-Link Handicap’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 110:
      Racing leads to the shroff quicker than anything else.
  2. (Hong Kong) A cashier at a car park.