jodh·​pur | \ ˈjäd-(ˌ)pər How to pronounce jodhpur (audio) \

Definition of jodhpur

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 jodhpurs\ ˈjäd-​(ˌ)pərz How to pronounce jodhpur (audio) \ plural : riding breeches cut full through the hips and close-fitting from knee to ankle
2 : an ankle-high boot fastened with a strap that is buckled at the side

called also jodhpur boot


geographical name
Jodh·​pur | \ ˈjäd-pər How to pronounce Jodhpur (audio) , -ˌpu̇r \

Definition of Jodhpur (Entry 2 of 2)

1 or Marwar \ ˈmär-​ˌwär How to pronounce Jodhpur (audio) \ former state of northwestern India bordering on the Thar Desert and the Rann of Kachchh, since 1949 part of the state of Rajasthan
2 city in the state of Rajasthan, northwestern India population 1,138,000

Note: The city of Jodhpur served as the capital of the former state of Jodhpur.

Examples of jodhpur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Voluminous studded jodhpurs opened up at the bottom cut a beautiful silhouette . Washington Post, "Chanel hosts pared-down show as virus keeps many VIPs away," 3 Mar. 2020 And voluminous studded jodhpurs that opened up at the bottom cut a beautiful silhouette. Thomas Adamson, Fortune, "Paris Fashion Week showcases the latest in clothing—and face masks," 3 Mar. 2020 Shahid has an image of her, striding out onto her balcony in Lucknow in jodhpurs and riding boots, slapping her thigh with a crop. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "The Jungle Prince of Delhi," 22 Nov. 2019 Silk corsets were worn with jodhpur trousers, and sheer babydoll dresses offered an after-hours flouncy, femininity. Washington Post, "Sunnei to Palm Angels, streetwear in fashion focus in Milan," 16 June 2019 Trousers were pleated with a jodhpur curve at the thigh and secured with elastic at the ankle, while safari shorts were cross-fertilized with ribbed knit leggings. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Thrown for a Loop at Dries Van Noten and Chloé," 1 Mar. 2018 Originally developed to wear while riding (with jodhpur pants) to give the wearer freedom from the knee down, jodhpur boots are a perfect way to keep the elements out while still maintaining a professional look for the office. Esquire Editors, Esquire, "The 10 Best Boots to Get You Through Fall and Winter Weather," 31 Oct. 2017 These days, even the male equestrians, surely the most fully attired of all Olympians, favor skintight breeches over the flapping jodhpurs of yesteryear. Guy Trebay, New York Times, "At the Olympics, Everyone’s Looking. Especially at the Men.," 10 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of jodhpur


1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for jodhpur


Jodhpur, India

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