Shroff

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shroff A banker, or changer of money.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shroff See shruff.
    • n shroff In India, a banker or money-changer.
    • n shroff In China, Japan, etc., a native teller or silver-expert, employed by banks and mercantile establishments to inspect and count all dollars that reach the firm, and detect and throw out the bad or defaced ones.
    • shroff To inspect for the purpose of detecting and throwing out what is bad: as, to shroff dollars.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Shroff shrof a banker or money-changer in India
    • v.t Shroff to inspect the quality of coins
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. sarrāf,

Usage

In literature:

Scott and Shroff mention recovery after nine days' suppression.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Racing leads to the shroff quicker than anything else.
"Plain Tales from the Hills" by Rudyard Kipling
Gandy never had dealings with a shroff in his life.
"The Story of the Gadsby" by Rudyard Kipling
The Red Wand stood by the abacus, rattling the brown beads with flying fingers, like a shroff.
"Dragon's blood" by Henry Milner Rideout
They did not ask the shroff, the Chinese accountant, what he thought of it.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
I shall by and by be rich as a shroff, that is sure.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
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In news:

India's largest lender, the State Bank of India (SBI), advised by Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.
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In science:

Shroff, “Unreliable s ensor grids: Coverage, connectivity and diameter,” in Proc.
Dynamic Coverage of Mobile Sensor Networks
Shroff, “Optimal control of wireless networks with finite buffers”, in Proc.
Cross-Layer Scheduling for Cooperative Multi-Hop Cognitive Radio Networks
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