bi·​di | \ ˈbē-dē How to pronounce bidi (audio) \

Definition of bidi

: 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, "India’s coronavirus lockdown has left its forest economy in the wilderness," 8 May 2020

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First Known Use of bidi

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bidi

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

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The first known use of bidi was circa 1885

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Last Updated

14 May 2020

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“Bidi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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