j nehru


[ney-roo, ne-roo]
Jawaharlal [juh-wah-her-lahl] , 1889–1964, Hindu political leader in India: first prime minister of the republic of India 1947–64 (father of Indira Gandhi).
his father, Motilal [moh-ti-lahl] , 1861–1931, Indian lawyer and statesman.
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.
indicating a man's suit consisting of such a jacket and very narrow trousers.
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Nehru (ˈnɛəruː)
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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in ref. to a type of long, narrow jacket with a standing collar (popular in Western fashion, late 1960s), 1967, in ref. to Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964), first prime minister of independent India (1947-1969), who often wore such a jacket in public appearances.
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