The Indian regional word earlier used for underpants, "chuddies" recently has made entry to the Oxford English Dictionary. The word ‘chuddies’, use for undergarment for the nether regions, is one of the 650 words added to the Oxford English Dictionary. The step is taken as part of OED's effort to expand coverage of regional vocabularies. The word became popular after it was used as part of a buzzword in a British television  and radio comedy show "Goodness Gracious Me". ‘The show is known for sending up British and Asian cultures, with catchphrases such as ‘Kiss my chuddies!’’

According to the Guardian, These words were added as part of the OED's 'Word Where You Are' Campaign which was launched last year, to invite English speakers from around the world to update the dictionary with regional words.


As per the Oxford English Dictionary, It has been presumed that the origin of this word is from1990s: Anglo-Indian, perhaps an alteration of churidars.


Earlier it was famous as an Indian English word for which Oxford English Dictionary provides its meaning as "Short trousers, shorts. Now usually: underwear; underpants."


Some other famous regional words which are also included in the Oxford English Dictionary are jibbons - the Welsh English word for "spring onions", sitooterie - a Scottish word for "a place to sit out in", and dof - a borrowing from Afrikaans meaning "stupid, ill-informed or clueless".

 

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