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[shoo-druh] /ˈʃu drə/
a Hindu of the lowest caste, that of the workers.
Also, Sudra.
Compare Brahman (def 1), Kshatriya, Vaisya.
Origin of Shudra
< Sanskrit śūdra Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • That you have graciously touched this untouchable Shudra is the proof of your mercy and that of Srvabhauma.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
  • Where there was no Brahman inhabitant, all the Shudra merchants invited Bhattchrya.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
  • The name Shudra symbolises a man who has no margin round him beyond his bare utility.

    Creative Unity Rabindranath Tagore

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