punkahwallah

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Borrowed from Hindi पंखावाला (paṅkhāvālā); also analyzable within English as punkah +‎ wallah.

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punkahwallah (plural punkahwallahs)

  1. (South Asia) A servant who operates a punkah, large, especially cloth, fan suspended from the ceiling.

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