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noun 
  1. (archaic) A doorman, porter, janitor, or groundskeeper in a Russian household
    • 1901, Maxim Gorky, The Man Who Was Afraid - "Go to my and help him to remove the dung. I will pay you.''
    • 1911, Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes - "Go to my and help him to remove the dung."
    • 1912, Mary Antin, Promised Land - "My mother kept a cook and a nursemaid, and a , or outdoor man, to take care of the horses, the cow, and the woodpile."
Etymology: Russian Ñ "concierge; one who takes care of the pavement and yard in front of a house", from Ñ "courtyard."


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