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dabbawalla (plural dabbawallas)
- (India) A deliveryperson in Mumbai, India who collects freshly cooked food in lunchboxes from workers' residences (mostly in the suburbs), delivers it to their respective workplaces, and returns the empty containers.
- 2007 May 29, Saritha Rai, “In India, Grandma Cooks, They Deliver”, in New York Times:
- “There is a service called FedEx that is similar to ours — but they don’t deliver lunch,” said one dabbawalla, Dhondu Kondaji Chowdhury.