bi·​di ˈbē-dē How to pronounce bidi (audio)
: a small hand-rolled often flavored cigarette made chiefly in India

Examples of bidi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is mainly used to wrap tobacco and manufacture bidi (a form of cigarette). Hridayesh Joshi, Quartz India, 8 May 2020

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Word History


Hindi & Urdu bīṛī hand-rolled cigarette with a leaf wrapper

First Known Use

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bidi was circa 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Bidi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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