Definition of kabaddi noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkʌbədi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌbədi//
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a S Asian sport played by teams of seven players on a rectangular sand court. A player from one team tries to capture a player from the other team and must hold his/her breath while running. Word Originof uncertain origin; compare with Kannada kabalisu ‘to gulp’ and Hindi kabaḍḍī ‘shout "kabaddi"’.