Definition of "kabaddi" [kabaddi]

  • (noun) A South Asian team sport in which players must hold their breath while making raids into the opposing team's half of the field.
  • (noun) a game played between two teams of seven players, in which individuals take turns to chase and try to touch members of the opposing team without being captured by them

Use "kabaddi" in a sentence

  • "During the game, players chant "kabaddi" -- derived from a Hindi word meaning "holding of breath" -- to prove they aren't inhaling."
  • "All the while, they chant "kabaddi" derived from a Hindi word meaning "holding of breath" to prove they aren't inhaling."
  • "Legend has it that the word kabaddi is derived from kabad, which roughly means a bad activity."

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