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

called also jodhpur boot

Examples of jodhpur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Carrington wore corduroy trousers and jodhpurs, and styled her hair in a short, blunt bob that threatened to obscure her face. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 18 Sep. 2023 Clockwise from top left: Influencer Mary Leest; Loro Piana’s fall jodhpurs; Maya Hawke; a Paris fashion week guest in Loewe; David Bowie; Lucille Ball; a look from Y/Project’s fall collection; a French fashion plate from c. 1902; Yosemite Sam; actor Tina Kunakey in Alaïa. Ann Binlot, WSJ, 18 Aug. 2023 This ankle boot from Saint Laurent is technically a jodhpur boot. Brad Lanphear, Men's Health, 28 July 2021 Voluminous studded jodhpurs opened up at the bottom cut a beautiful silhouette . Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2020 And voluminous studded jodhpurs that opened up at the bottom cut a beautiful silhouette. Thomas Adamson, Fortune, 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, 22 Nov. 2019 Silk corsets were worn with jodhpur trousers, and sheer babydoll dresses offered an after-hours flouncy, femininity. Washington Post, 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, 1 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History


Jodhpur, India

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of jodhpur was in 1899

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“Jodhpur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


jodh·​pur ˈjäd-pər How to pronounce jodhpur (audio)
plural : riding breeches loose above the knee and tight-fitting below
: an ankle-high boot fastened with a strap that is buckled at the side

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Jodh·​pur ˈjäd-pər How to pronounce Jodhpur (audio)
or Marwar former state of northwestern India bordering on the Thar Desert and the Rann of Kachchh, since 1949 part of the state of Rajasthan
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.

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