Definition of jodhpurs in English:


plural noun

  • Full-length trousers worn for horse riding, which are close-fitting below the knee and have reinforced patches on the inside of the leg.

    • ‘This is western riding after all, although jodhpurs and hard hats are equally welcome.’
    • ‘It's been a very long time since anyone came to the hall in either red coat or jodhpurs.’
    • ‘She rides horses and wears jodhpurs, carries a whip, does daring-do with bad guys and ends up sweeping the hero off his feet as well.’
    • ‘Opt for jeans or jodhpurs depending on which style you ride.’
    • ‘Look at my dad, spiffed up in jodhpurs, ready to ride that bay mare he loved.’


Late 19th century: named after Jodhpur, where similar garments are worn by Indian men as part of everyday dress.