Chuddies, Oxford, dictionary, Indian word, twitter
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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.”

After the news spread, twitter users took no time to show world how they feel about it.


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