Definition of bidi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbiːdiː/
(also beedi or biri)

noun (plural bidis)

(In South Asia) a type of cheap cigarette made of unprocessed tobacco wrapped in leaves.
Example sentences
  • Two new types of tobacco products that are increasingly being used by teenagers and young adults are cigars and small flavored cigarettes called bidis.
  • History of smoking, duration and number of cigarettes / bidis smoked/day, height and weight were evaluated in each subject.
  • Similar regulations regarding other health-impairing tobacco products which have been on the market for centuries, together with cigarettes and bidis should also be reinforced.


From Hindi bīḍi 'betel plug, cigar', from Sanskrit vīṭikā.

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