Deliveryperson vs Dabbawalla - What's the difference?

deliveryperson | dabbawalla |


As nouns the difference between deliveryperson and dabbawalla

is that deliveryperson is a deliveryman or deliverywoman while dabbawalla is (india) a deliveryperson in mumbai, india who collects freshly cooked food in lunchboxes from workers' residences (mostly in the suburbs), delivers it to their respective workplaces, and returns the empty containers.

deliveryperson

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A deliveryman or deliverywoman.
  • English politically correct terms

    dabbawalla

    English

    Alternative forms

    * dabbawala * dabbawallah

    Noun

    (wikipedia dabbawalla) (en noun)
  • (India) A deliveryperson in Mumbai, India who collects freshly cooked food in lunchboxes from workers' residences (mostly in the suburbs), delivers it to their respective workplaces, and returns the empty containers.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2007, date=May 29, author=Saritha Rai, title=In India, Grandma Cooks, They Deliver, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=“There is a service called FedEx that is similar to ours — but they don’t deliver lunch,” said one dabbawalla , Dhondu Kondaji Chowdhury. }}