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jodhpur

[jod-per] /ˈdʒɒd pər/
noun
1.
jodhpurs, (used with a plural verb) riding breeches cut very full over the hips and tapering at the knees to become tightfitting from the knees to the ankles.
2.
Also called jodhpur shoe, jodhpur boot. an ankle-high shoe for wearing with such breeches, having a strap that encircles the ankle and buckles on the side.
Compare chukka boot.
Origin of jodhpur
1895-1900
1895-1900; after Jodhpur

Jodhpur

[jod-per; locally johd-poo r] /ˈdʒɒd pər; locally ˈdʒoʊd pʊər/
noun
1.
Also called Marwar. a former state in NW India, now in Rajasthan.
2.
a city in central Rajasthan, in NW India.
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  • The chief, whose title is raja, is a Rajput of the Rathor clan, descended from a branch of the jodhpur family.

  • This being translated, meant jodhpur, which is the city of the Houyhnhnms.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • The four twelve-hand ponies had been duly looked over, and the future ruler of jodhpur departed satisfied.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • jodhpur dak-bungalow seems to be full of men "waiting here."

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • jodhpur, in those days, occupied a far higher position than did Jaipur.

    Rulers of India: Akbar George Bruce Malleson
  • Let us see, later on, what the jodhpur stables hold; and then formulate an indictment against the Government.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • He led on from horse-box to horse-box, the terrier at his heels, pointing out each horse of note; and jodhpur has many.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • Night fell and the Englishman became aware that the conservancy of jodhpur might be vastly improved.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • All jodhpur is horse-mad by the way, and it behoves any one who wishes to be any one to keep his own race-course.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • jodhpur differs from the other States of Rajputana in that its Royalty are peculiarly accessible to an inquiring public.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for jodhpur

Jodhpur

/ˌdʒɒdˈpʊə/
noun
1.
a former state of NW India, one of the W Rajputana states: now part of Rajasthan
2.
a walled city in NW India, in W Rajasthan: university (1962). Pop: 846 408 (2001)
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