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khaddar

[kah-der]
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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 khadi

Historical Examples

  • Moreover, the cloth best suited for the three seasons of India is Khadi.

    The Wheel of Fortune

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • How to kill swadeshi—We are familiar with the official ban put upon the Khadi cap in various parts of India.

    The Wheel of Fortune

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • If they spin during those hours and have the yarn woven and wear it, no mill-made cloth can compete with their Khadi.

    The Wheel of Fortune

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • One must see to believe how venerable the old Patels and Deshmukhs looked when dressed in home-spun Khadi.

    The Wheel of Fortune

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • They are apparently divided into three endogamous sections, named Holodia, Bolodia, and Khadi.


British Dictionary definitions for khadi

khaddar

khadi (ˈkɑːdɪ)

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

from Hindi khādar
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