Meaning of jhuggi in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒʌɡi/

nounplural noun jhuggis

  • A slum dwelling typically made of mud and corrugated iron.

    ‘This is a slum settlement of jhuggis that had been completely razed to the ground on February 28 affecting about 227 families.’
    • ‘Over 1000 jhuggis in the colony were damaged, and the people rendered homeless.’
    • ‘The enforcement wing of the Estate Office today removed over 30 jhuggis near market places in Sector 15 and 20.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the district administration last night urged all those living alongside the Badi Nadi to vacate their jhuggis immediately.’
    • ‘She lives in an unauthorised cluster of jhuggis and has been abandoned by her husband Haran, the father of her four children.’


Probably Hindi, from Punjabi.