Archaic a servant doing 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.