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hijra Line breaks: hijra
Pronunciation: /ˈhɪdʒrə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of hijra in English:


A transvestite or eunuch.
Example sentences
  • For the thousands of hijras who throng Koovakam dressed as brides for Aravan, theirs is a martyr's role.
  • I'll drive relishing the solitude; and there are lots of hijras in Jaisalmer.
  • If one boy wanted to taunt another, all he had to do was clap-clap, pause, and the message was clear: ‘You are nothing but a hijra.’



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