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bheesty

[bee-stee] /ˈbi sti/
noun, plural bheesties.
1.
(in India) a water carrier.
Also, bheestie.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; < Urdu bhīstī < Persian bihishtī pertaining to paradise, i.e., beautiful, as poetic convention describes cup-bearers (equivalent to bihisht paradise + suffix of appurtenance)
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bhishti

/ˈbiːstɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
(formerly in India) a water-carrier
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi bhīstī, from Persian bihishtī heavenly one, from bihisht paradise
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