- 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
- Also called Marwar. a former state in NW India, now in Rajasthan.
- a city in central Rajasthan, in NW India.
Related Words for jodhpurstrousers, underpants, shorts, knickers, jeans, drawers, dungarees, panties, corduroys, Bermudas, chinos, jodhpurs, briefs, breeches, bloomers, chaps, britches, denims, pantaloons
Examples from the Web for jodhpurs
Contemporary Examples of 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
November 11, 2009
More specifically, “My favorite look is probably equestrian—white fitted oxford, jodhpurs, and riding boots.”The Anti Jon and Kate
September 13, 2009
Historical Examples of jodhpurs
Dorothy slipped the compact into a pocket of her jodhpurs and got to her feet.Dorothy Dixon Wins Her Wings
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.Dorothy Dixon and the Mystery Plane
- 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
- 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)
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.