Definition of Nambudiri in English:

Nambudiri

noun

  • A member of the dominant Brahman caste in the Indian state of Kerala.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Nambudiri caste or its members.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Calcutta Review. From Malayalam nampūtiri. Compare nampi priest, -tiri, honorific suffix used in the names of offices and dynasties (perhaps from Sanskrit śrī).

Pronunciation

Nambudiri

/ˌnambəˈdɪəri//ˌnɑːmbəˈdɪəri/