‘Chuddies’ the latest Hindi word to enter the Oxford English Dictionary

The Hindi word for underpants has become the latest entry to the Oxford English Dictionary. Out of the 650 Hindi words in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) , chuddies is now one of the words.

In the March update of the Oxford English dictionary chuddies joined the ranks of pony bottles, jibbons and kitbasher, among others

Identifying it is an Indian English word in origin, the entry for chuddies in the Oxford English Dictionary provides its meaning:  “Short trousers, shorts. Now usually: underwear; underpants.”

The OED blog post refers to the popularity of the word chuddies and states that the line became a popular catchphrase thanks to actor and writer Sanjeev Bhaskar who  played one half of the teenage duo known as the Bhangra Muffins in the 1990s BBC comedy sketch show Goodness Gracious Me.”

His line “Kiss my chuddies ( underpants)” became a range in the UK.

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