Dabbawalla definition

(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.
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Noun

Singular:
dabbawalla
Plural:
dabbawallas

Origin of dabbawalla

  • From Marathi डबेवाला, Hindi डब्बावाला, literally "person with a box".

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