charwallah


charwallah
   British
   a teetotaller
   Originally, the wallah or man who brought round the char, or tea, for troops serving in India.
   See also bun-puncher.

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  • bun-puncher —    British    a person who never drinks intoxicants    Army usage, in a society where abstention from intoxicants can be as taboo as drunkenness in civilian life:     If a teetotaller he was known as a charwallah , bun puncher or wad shifter . (F …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms