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kabaddi

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌbədi, kəˈbadi/

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Definition of kabaddi in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A sport of Indian origin played by teams of seven on a circular sand court. The players attempt to tag or capture opponents and must hold their breath while running, repeating the word ‘kabaddi’ to show that they are doing so.

Origin

of uncertain origin; compare with Kannada kabalisu 'to gulp' and Hindi kabaḍḍī 'shout “kabaddi”'.

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