gaddi

1 of 2

noun (1)

gad·​di
variants or gadi
gəˈdē,
ˈ⸗⸗
plural -s
1
India
a
: a cushion especially for a throne
b
: throne
the succession to the gaddi was not in all cases hereditaryWhite Paper on Indian States
succeeded to the gaddi in 1899Statesman's Year Book
2
India : a high ruling position
helping the smaller ones of his tribe into ministerial gaddisWeekly Observer

Gaddi

2 of 2

noun (2)

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plural Gaddi or Gaddis
1
: a low-caste chiefly shepherd people in Kashmir
2
: a member of the Gaddi people

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Hindi gaddī

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“Gaddi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gaddi. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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