charpoy

noun
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 His men continued to lounge on the charpoy, one of them smoking a hookah. Daniyal Mueenuddin, The New Yorker, 31 Aug. 2021 Inside their shed were a charpoy and a metal bed stand placed close to each other. Vijayta Lalwani, Quartz, 1 June 2021 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, 25 Oct. 2019 Himmat Ali relaxes on his charpoy, a traditional woven bed, on June 28. Aryn Baker, Time, 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, 12 Dec. 2017 Typically, a charpoy sells for less than $20 in India. Arpan Roy, CNN, 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of charpoy

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for charpoy

Hindi cārpāī & Urdu chārpā'ī

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“Charpoy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charpoy. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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