jodhpur

noun
jodh·​pur | \ˈjäd-(ˌ)pər \

Definition of jodhpur 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 jodhpurs 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

Jodhpur

geographical name
Jodh·​pur | \ˈjäd-pər, -ˌpu̇r\

Definition of Jodhpur (Entry 2 of 2)

1 or Marwar \ ˈmär-​ˌwär \ 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.

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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

Noun

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for jodhpur

Noun

Jodhpur, India

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