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khaddar

[kah-der]
noun
  1. a handloomed plain-weave cotton fabric produced in India.
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Also kha·di [kah-dee] /ˈkɑ di/.

Origin of khaddar

First recorded in 1920–25, khaddar is from the Hindi word khādar
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Examples from the Web for khaddar

Historical Examples of khaddar

  • In that case the husband is expected to hawk the Khaddar from door to door and popularise it.

    The Wheel of Fortune

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • They simply use the khaddar dress as a cloak for their deceit.

    The Wheel of Fortune

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • Only I would not give the wearer of the khaddar more than his due.

    The Wheel of Fortune

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • I ask my countrymen in what way is it possible for khaddar to lead us to Swaraj?

    Freedom Through Disobedience

    C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das

  • The use of khaddar represents nothing more than a most practical recognition of the greatest economic necessity of the country.

    The Wheel of Fortune

    Mahatma Gandhi


British Dictionary definitions for khaddar

khaddar

khadi (ˈkɑːdɪ)

noun
  1. a cotton cloth of plain weave, produced in India
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Word Origin for khaddar

from Hindi khādar
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