Definition of churidars in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʊrɪdɑːz/
(also churidar)

plural noun

Tight trousers worn by people from South Asia, typically with a kameez or kurta.
Example sentences
  • This is in spite of the fact that the sale of salwar kameez, churidars and its dress material has eaten into the saree sales.
  • The groom might wear the traditional North Indian dress of a churidar kameez, or tight leggings made of silk or fine cotton, and a long shirt, or opt for a western-style suit.
  • On formal occasions, the sherwani (long jacket), tight trousers known as churidar, and a turban are worn.


From Hindi cūṛīdār 'having a series of gathered rows' (i.e. at the bottom of the trouser legs, traditionally worn too long and tucked up).

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