Definition of chuddies in English:


plural noun

  • (chiefly among British Asians) underpants.

    • ‘According to Arfaan Khan, a British Pakistani linguist, a number of Hindi words such as chuddies are currently being imported from the Indian subcontinent.’
    • ‘Prince Charles, the heir apparent to the British crown, told a dinner thrown for 200 Asian guests at Windsor Castle that the word chuddies - Indian word for underwear - is here to stay in the English language.’
    • ‘The show is known for sending up British and Asian cultures, with catchphrases such as ‘Kiss my chuddies!’’
    • ‘Mahal says: ‘Thanks to British-Asian media, the word chuddies is now widely known in the UK.‘’
    • ‘From the BBC Comedy show, ‘Goodness Gracious Me’, comes the word chuddies, meaning underpants.’


1990s: Anglo-Indian, perhaps an alteration of churidars.