Definitions

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  • n. underwear, shorts, especially knickers
  • n. male or female underpants

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We wanted something irreverent and the chaddi is something we all wear but no one is supposed to talk about in Indian culture.

    Hindu extremists who attacked women smothered in protest mailing of 40,000 pink panties

  • She said the reason that the pink chaddi – Hindi slang for knickers – was chosen was that it was an “irreverent” riposte to rightwingers who claimed they were saving “women from shame and dishonour”.

    Hindu extremists who attacked women smothered in protest mailing of 40,000 pink panties

  • A spokeswoman for the group, Nisha Susan, told the BBC it was giving chaddis (Hindi colloquial for underwear) as they alluded to a prominent Hindu right-wing group whose khaki-shorts-wearing cadres were often derisively called “chaddi wallahs” (chaddi wearers).

    Indian Women Fight Violence With Facebook and Underwear - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Their costume is something like that worn by professional gymnasts, consisting of light and short reddish-brown drawers (_chaddi_), a waistband with fringe at either end (_katchhe_), and a sheet thrown over the shoulders.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV Kumhar-Yemkala

  • In fact, the Sri Rama Sene chief and his followers may not even have thought of that particular pink chaddi movement as an insult.

    Analysis

  • The state has seen many such oddballs in the past but Mr Mutalik will forever be remembered for inviting the pink chaddi movement, a distinction most people would consider pretty notorious.

    Analysis

  • The old guard of the BJP, the LK Advanis, the Murli Manohar Joshis and their chaddi colleagues haven't realised this either, which is why the party is floundering so badly too.

    Analysis

  • The act was severely criticised but the most significant reaction came from a bunch of women who decided to send pink panties (chaddi) to his office address somewhere in Hubli.

    rediff.com

  • In spite of being both an atheist and an communist this picture of the Indian communist leader identifies itself with Hindu culture, much to the dismay of the pink chaddi spirit of modern India.

    IntelliBriefs

  • The ` pink chaddi campaign 'was launched on the internet in retaliation to incidents of moral policing by the Sri Ram Sene.

    The Times of India

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  • B.B.C. News: 'A spokeswoman for the group, Nisha Susan, told the BBC it was giving chaddis (Hindi colloquial for underwear) as they alluded to a prominent Hindu right-wing group whose khaki-shorts-wearing cadres were often derisively called "chaddi wallahs" (chaddi wearers).'

    February 10, 2009