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jodhpur

[jod-per]
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noun
  1. jodhpurs, (used with a plural verb) riding breeches cut very full over the hips and tapering at the knees to become tightfitting from the knees to the ankles.
  2. Also called jodhpur shoe, jodhpur boot. an ankle-high shoe for wearing with such breeches, having a strap that encircles the ankle and buckles on the side.Compare chukka boot.

Origin of jodhpur

First recorded in 1895–1900; after Jodhpur

Jodhpur

[jod-per; locally johd-poor]
noun
  1. Also called Marwar. a former state in NW India, now in Rajasthan.
  2. a city in central Rajasthan, in NW India.
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Examples from the Web for jodhpur

Historical Examples

  • This being translated, meant Jodhpur, which is the city of the Houyhnhnms.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Jodhpur dak-bungalow seems to be full of men "waiting here."

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    Rudyard Kipling

  • Let us see, later on, what the Jodhpur stables hold; and then formulate an indictment against the Government.

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    Rudyard Kipling

  • Jodhpur is a good customer, and purchases all sorts of things, more or less useful, for the State or its friends.

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    Rudyard Kipling

  • Night fell and the Englishman became aware that the conservancy of Jodhpur might be vastly improved.

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    Rudyard Kipling


British Dictionary definitions for jodhpur

Jodhpur

noun
  1. a former state of NW India, one of the W Rajputana states: now part of Rajasthan
  2. a walled city in NW India, in W Rajasthan: university (1962). Pop: 846 408 (2001)
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