Su·​dra ˈsü-drə How to pronounce Sudra (audio)
: a Hindu of a lower caste traditionally assigned to menial occupations
Sudra adjective

Word History


Sanskrit śūdra

First Known Use

1630, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sudra was in 1630

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“Sudra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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