gaddi

noun (1)
gad·​di
variants: or gadi \ gəˈdē , ˈ⸗⸗ \
plural -s

Definition of gaddi

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

noun (2)
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plural Gaddi or Gaddis

Definition of Gaddi (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Noun (1)

Hindi gaddī

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