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scullion


noun

  1. a kitchen servant who does menial work.
  2. a low or contemptible person.

noun

  1. a mean or despicable person
  2. archaic a servant employed to do rough household work in a kitchen

n.“low-ranking domestic servant who performs menial kitchen tasks,” late 15c., perhaps from Middle French escouillon “a swab, cloth,” diminutive of escouve “broom, twig,” from Latin scopa (plural scopæ) “broom,” related to scapus “shaft, stem.” Or an alteration of Old French souillon “scullion,” by influence of scullery.

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