Among the 650 new words announced in the Oxford English Dictionary’s quarterly list of additions is the Hindi word chuddies, which means underwear.
As per The Hindu, the word has been added due to the popularity of the catchphrase ‘Kiss My Chuddies’, as used by actor and writer Sanjeev Bhaskar in the BBC comedy sketch show Goodness Gracious Me.
This has got to be worth a CBE hasn’t it? I came up with ‘Kiss My Chuddies’ when doing comedy stuff w/ @thenitinsawhney & then used it in #GoodnessGraciousMe Oxford English Dictionary adds new entries: chuddies, jibbons and fantoosh https://t.co/90Dq4XHjde— Sanjeev Bhaskar (@TVSanjeev) March 21, 2019
While we may have not spared more than a thought to what we call our private garments, the team at Oxford did quite a bit of research before adding it to their lexicon. As per DNA, Jonathan Dent, OED Senior Assistant Editor, shared
Each new and revised entry has been painstakingly researched, and at no point have our editors simply mailed it in.
Funtoosh has also been added to the list of new words.
And obviously, the Twitterati wasted no time in letting the world know what they felt about this addition:
Its official guys! “Chuddies” are among 650 new entries recognised as English words by Oxford Dictionary in a latest update released today. Ab zor se bolne mein kya sharmana? 😜 #ChaddiEntersOxford— Junaiz Mohammed (@JunaizMohammed) March 21, 2019
“Chuddies” has finally been awarded its rightful place as the latest addition to the Oxford English Dictionary! Happy #Nowruz— haroon shuaib (@hhaarroonn) March 21, 2019
Oxford English Dictionary has added ‘CHUDDIES’ as an entry😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂— Guv🤷🏽♂️ (@Guv95) March 21, 2019
That’s how you get back at your invaders!— Yadush Bose (@Yadush) March 21, 2019
#chuddies #Oxford @Dkedoor @Mohan_mogli @Roshinmohan pic.twitter.com/FhOfcov2jc
Now ‘chuddies’ in Oxford English Dictionary.🙄🙄— The Linguist (@TheLinguist5) March 22, 2019
Now don’t go and get your chuddies in a twist!