- Ja·wa·har·lal [juh-wah-her-lahl] /dʒəˈwɑ hər lɑl/, 1889–1964, Hindu political leader in India: first prime minister of the republic of India 1947–64 (father of Indira Gandhi).
- his fatherMo·ti·lal [moh-ti-lahl] /ˈmoʊ tɪ lɑl/, 1861–1931, Indian lawyer and statesman.
- indicating a man's close-fitting jacket or coat with long sleeves, a Mandarin-type collar, and front buttons to the neckline, as usually worn by J. Nehru.
- indicating a man's suit consisting of such a jacket and very narrow trousers.
- Jawaharlal (dʒəwəhəˈlɑːl). 1889–1964, Indian statesman and nationalist leader. He spent several periods in prison for his nationalist activities and practised a policy of noncooperation with Britain during World War II. He was the first prime minister of the republic of India (1947–64)
- his father, Motilal (məʊtɪˈlɑːl), known as Pandit Nehru. 1861–1931, Indian nationalist, lawyer, and journalist; first president of the reconstructed Indian National Congress
Word Origin and History for jawaharlal nehru
of a type of long, narrow jacket with a standing collar (popular in Western fashion late 1960s), 1967, a reference to Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964), first prime minister of independent India (1947-1964), who often wore such a jacket in public appearances.