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scullion

[skuhl-yuh n] /ˈskʌl yən/
noun
1.
a kitchen servant who does menial work.
2.
a low or contemptible person.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; perhaps < Middle French escouvillon dishcloth, equivalent to escouve broom (< Latin scōpa) + -illon diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for scullion

scullion

/ˈskʌljən/
noun
1.
a mean or despicable person
2.
(archaic) a servant employed to do rough household work in a kitchen
Word Origin
C15: from Old French escouillon cleaning cloth, from escouve a broom, from Latin scōpa a broom
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Word Origin and History for scullion
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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