Many times we Indians have used ‘Chuddies Buddies’ phrase for two persons who are friends from childhood. Well, it is time to jump with joy because ‘Chuddies’ have just made its way into Oxford Dictionary.
Yes! Among the 650 new words announced in the Oxford English Dictionary’s quarterly list of additions is the Hindi word chuddies, which means underwear or underpants.
According to Oxford, Chuddies was originally used in 1990 by Anglo-Indian, perhaps an alteration of churidars.
The main credit for this addition goes to British-Indian actors Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar, whose ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ sitcom in U.K made it popular.
The protagonist of the show, Sanjeev Bhaskar took to Twitter saying, “This has got to be worth a CBE, hasn’t it? I came up with ‘Kiss My Chuddies’ when doing comedy stuff w/ @thenitinsawhney & then used it in Goodness Gracious Me Oxford English Dictionary adds new entries: chuddies, jibbons and fantoosh.”
This has got to be worth a CBE hasn’t it? I came up with ‘Kiss My Chuddies’ when doing comedy stuff w/ @thenitinsawhney & then used it in #GoodnessGraciousMe Oxford English Dictionary adds new entries: chuddies, jibbons and fantoosh https://t.co/90Dq4XHjde
— Sanjeev Bhaskar (@TVSanjeev) March 21, 2019
After the news spread, twitter users took no time to show world how they feel about it.
“Chuddies” has finally been awarded its rightful place as the latest addition to the Oxford English Dictionary! Happy #Nowruz
— haroon shuaib (@hhaarroonn) March 21, 2019
Its official guys! “Chuddies” are among 650 new entries recognised as English words by Oxford Dictionary in a latest update released today. Ab zor se bolne mein kya sharmana? ? #ChaddiEntersOxford
— Junaiz Mohammed (@TheDigitalFakir) March 21, 2019
Oxford English Dictionary has added ‘CHUDDIES’ as an entry???????????
— Guv??♂️ (@Guv95) March 21, 2019
That’s how you get back at your invaders!
— Yadush Bose (@Yadush) March 21, 2019
Now ‘chuddies’ in Oxford English Dictionary.??
— The Linguist (@TheLinguist5) March 22, 2019