Definition of "kabaddi" [kabaddi]

  • 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 (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)

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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."