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Nehru

[ney-roo, ne-roo]
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noun
  1. Ja·wa·har·lal [juh-wah-her-lahl] /dʒəˈwɑ hər lɑl/, 1889–1964, Hindu political leader in India: first prime minister of the republic of India 1947–64 (father of Indira Gandhi).
  2. his fatherMo·ti·lal [moh-ti-lahl] /ˈmoʊ tɪ lɑl/, 1861–1931, Indian lawyer and statesman.
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adjective
  1. indicating a man's close-fitting jacket or coat with long sleeves, a Mandarin-type collar, and front buttons to the neckline, as usually worn by J. Nehru.
  2. indicating a man's suit consisting of such a jacket and very narrow trousers.
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  • Nehru's face was pale with anger; he was famous for his temper.

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  • He suggested Nehru himself do it, and the Prime Minister agreed.

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  • Nehru said calmly, shaking hands with the Governor-General of Pakistan.

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  • Again the great coin glittered high in the air while none other than Nehru himself called out, tensely: "Heads!"

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  • Nehru in his autobiography expresses strong differences of opinion with Gandhi at many points.


British Dictionary definitions for nehru

Nehru

noun
  1. Jawaharlal (dʒəwəhəˈlɑːl). 1889–1964, Indian statesman and nationalist leader. He spent several periods in prison for his nationalist activities and practised a policy of noncooperation with Britain during World War II. He was the first prime minister of the republic of India (1947–64)
  2. his father, Motilal (məʊtɪˈlɑːl), known as Pandit Nehru. 1861–1931, Indian nationalist, lawyer, and journalist; first president of the reconstructed Indian National Congress
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Word Origin and History for nehru

Nehru

of a type of long, narrow jacket with a standing collar (popular in Western fashion late 1960s), 1967, a reference to Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964), first prime minister of independent India (1947-1964), who often wore such a jacket in public appearances.

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