jodhpur

[ jod-per ]
/ ˈdʒɒd pər /

noun

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

Definition for jodhpurs (2 of 2)

Jodhpur

[ jod-per; locally johd-poor ]
/ ˈdʒɒd pər; locally ˈdʒoʊd pʊər /

noun

Also called Marwar. a former state in NW India, now in Rajasthan.
a city in central Rajasthan, in NW India.
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Examples from the Web for jodhpurs

  • She is also a veteran steeplechase jockey who had to put weights in her jodhpurs to keep her mount on the horse.

    The Sensitive Soldier|Gail Sheehy|November 11, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • Dorothy slipped the compact into a pocket of her jodhpurs and got to her feet.

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

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

    Empire|Clifford Donald Simak

British Dictionary definitions for jodhpurs (1 of 2)

jodhpurs

/ (ˈdʒɒdpəz) /

pl n

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 for jodhpurs

C19: from the town Jodhpur

British Dictionary definitions for jodhpurs (2 of 2)

Jodhpur

/ (ˌdʒɒdˈpʊə) /

noun

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

jodhpurs


n.

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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