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[jod-per] /ˈdʒɒd pər/
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.
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


[jod-per; locally johd-poo r] /ˈdʒɒd pər; locally ˈdʒoʊd pʊər/
Also called Marwar. a former state in NW India, now in Rajasthan.
a city in central Rajasthan, in NW India. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Contemporary Examples
  • She is also a veteran steeplechase jockey who had to put weights in her jodhpurs to keep her mount on the horse.

  • More specifically, “My favorite look is probably equestrian—white fitted oxford, jodhpurs, and riding boots.”

Historical Examples
  • Dorothy slipped the compact into a pocket of her jodhpurs and got to her feet.

  • He was clad in jodhpurs and boots and an old tweed coat, with a brilliant blue stock at his throat.

    Empire Clifford Donald Simak
  • Determinedly she transferred the small revolver from its holster to a pocket of the jodhpurs she was wearing.

British Dictionary definitions for jodhpurs


plural noun
riding breeches, loose-fitting around the hips and tight-fitting from the thighs to the ankles
Also called jodhpur boots. ankle-length leather riding boots
Word Origin
C19: from the town Jodhpur


a former state of NW India, one of the W Rajputana states: now part of Rajasthan
a walled city in NW India, in W Rajasthan: university (1962). Pop: 846 408 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for jodhpurs

1913 (earlier as jodhpur breeches, 1899), from Jodhpur, former state in northwestern India. The city at the heart of the state was founded 1459 by Rao Jodha, a local ruler, and is named for him.

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