Definition of didi in English:



  • 1An older sister or older female cousin (often as a proper name or form of address)

    ‘just have a look at this luggage, didi’
    • ‘Why were all the servants in the village pointing at Shalu didi when her tummy became big?’
    • ‘Kalpana was didi to a whole generation here in India, a role model - both actually and symbolically as one for whom the stars were literally the limit - for youngsters struggling to make a place for themselves in the world.’
    • ‘One day, Smriti said ‘Daddy naughty Anita didi said so.’’
    1. 1.1 A respectful form of address to any older woman familiar to the speaker.
      • ‘And, memorably, Arundhati didi what's the Sydney Peace Prize?’
      • ‘‘Didi, didi, didi,’ she pleads, gesturing to her mouth and her malnourished body.’


Probably Hindi, from Bengali.