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chuddies

Line breaks: chud|dies
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌdɪz
 
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Definition of chuddies in English:

plural noun

informal
(Chiefly among British Asians) underpants.
Example sentences
  • According to Arfaan Khan, a British Pakistani linguist, a number of Hindi words such as chuddies are currently being imported from the Indian subcontinent.
  • The show is known for sending up British and Asian cultures, with catchphrases such as ‘Kiss my chuddies!’
  • Mahal says: ‘Thanks to British-Asian media, the word chuddies is now widely known in the UK.‘

Origin

1990s: Anglo-Indian, perhaps an alteration of churidars.

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