sa·​dhu | \ ˈsä-(ˌ)dü How to pronounce sadhu (audio) \
variants: or less commonly saddhu

Definition of sadhu

: a usually Hindu mendicant ascetic

Examples of sadhu in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Abhiram’s closeness to his extended family was unexpected in a sadhu. Krishna Jha And Dhirendra K. Jha, Quartz India, "The night of 1949 when a Ram idol suddenly appeared inside Babri Masjid and changed history," 10 Nov. 2019 In 1975, the wandering led Looney to master Baba Muktananda, a sadhu of Siddha Yoga who was giving a seminar near the Houston Airport. Andy Benoit, The MMQB, "The Greatest Player Who Never Was," 21 June 2017

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First Known Use of sadhu

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sadhu

Sanskrit sādhu

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“Sadhu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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