char·​poy | \ ˈchär-ˌpȯi How to pronounce charpoy (audio) \
plural charpoys

Definition of charpoy

: a bed used especially in India consisting of a frame strung with tapes or light rope

Examples of charpoy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Premlata Singh is sitting on a charpoy in the concrete courtyard, wearing a salwar kameez with a gold ring in her nose and slippers on her feet. The Economist, "In the ring with India’s most powerful woman," 25 Oct. 2019 Himmat Ali relaxes on his charpoy, a traditional woven bed, on June 28. Aryn Baker, Time, "What It’s Like Living in One of the Hottest Cities on Earth—Where It May Soon Be Uninhabitable," 12 Sep. 2019 On a terrace overlooking the pool, the charpoy — a traditional Indian woven bed — was designed by a local artisan. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: Inside The Rustic Indian Farmhouse Where A Jewel Scion Feels Most At Home," 12 Dec. 2017 Typically, a charpoy sells for less than $20 in India. Arpan Roy, CNN, "Fireworks banned and foreign beggars: India's interesting week," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of charpoy

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for charpoy

Hindi cārpāī & Urdu chārpā'ī

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Cite this Entry

“Charpoy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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