Definition of gutkha in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡuːtkə/


[mass noun]
A sweetened mixture of chewing tobacco, betel nut, and palm nut, originating in India as a breath freshener.
Example sentences
  • She said a problem in some parts of the Asian community was not just smoking but chewing tobacco in paan or gutkha - which puts people more at risk of mouth cancer.
  • Dentists and trading standard officers in the United Kingdom are now trying to highlight the health risks involved in chewing tobacco as gutkha slowly makes its way to Europe.
  • Our junta love to chew pan and gutkha and spit them all over the place.


Hindi, 'a shred, small piece'.

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