Definition of bhadralok in English:


Line breaks: bhad|ra¦lok
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌdrəlɒk/

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(also bhadralog)


[mass noun] Indian
1Prosperous, well-educated people, typically Bengalis, regarded as members of a social class: [as modifier]: Kolkata’s bhadralok circles
1.1 [count noun] A member of the bhadralok social class: he knew I wasn’t a real bhadralok because bhadraloks won’t talk to a vendor like that


from Hindi bhadralog, Bengali bhadralok, from Sanskrit bhadrá 'worthy, respectable' + loká 'folk, people'.

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