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Oxford English Dictionary includes ‘chuddies’ in latest update

LONDON: Chuddies ,the Indian English word for underwear, is among 650 new entries recognised as official English words by the definitive ‘Oxford English Dictionary’ (OED) in a latest update released on Thursday. Chuddies, made popular in the UK by the popular sitcom starring Britisn Indian actors Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar ‘Goodness Gracious Me’, is defined as “short trousers, shorts. Now usually: underwear, underpants”. “Each new and revised entry has been painstakingly researched, and at no point have our editors simply mailed it in,” Jonathan Dent, OED Senior Assistant Editor, said . “Our coverage of British Indian usage gets […]

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