Definition of kukri in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈkʊkri/

noun (plural kukris)

A curved knife broadening towards the point, used by Gurkhas.
Example sentences
  • He was about to cut his finger on the kukri he kept on his desk for the blood needed in the spell when he noticed something.
  • The kukri is a traditional Nepalese large knife, which is carried by Gurkha soldiers.
  • On her ankle was a slight bulge where she kept a kukri hidden.


Early 19th century: from Nepali khukuri.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: kukri

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.