Archaic a servant who does the rough, dirty work in a kitchen
Origin of scullionLate Middle English sculyon from Old French escouillon, mop, cloth from escouve, broom from Classical Latin scopa, broom, literally , twig, akin to scapus: see shaft
A servant employed to do menial tasks in a kitchen.
Origin of scullionMiddle English sculyon probably from Old French escouvillon dishcloth diminutive of escouve broom from Latin scōpa branches, broom
- Used as a pejorative during the 1400s.
- Alternative form of scallion.