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This week's theme: toponyms (I had to look it up - the word means a place derived from a place or region) from India. Today's word: jodhpurs.
noun: Riding breeches loose above the knees but close-fitting from the knees to the ankles.
After Jodhpur, a city in northwestern India, earlier a princely state.
"One thing is certain. Once he packs up his souperman cape and jockey jodhpurs, stories about [Campbell Soup CEO] David Johnson will be traded for years to come."
Linda Grant; Stirring it up at Campbell; Fortune (New York); May 13, 1996.
Looks like SAJA needs to add these words to its collection of English words of South Asian origin (anaconda, shampoo, the suffix -ware among them) at
[In fact, the whole SAJA Stylebook for Covering South Asia & the South Asian Diaspora could use an update and new entries. If you'd like to volunteer, let us know - saja[at]columbia.edu]
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