Definition of Nambudiri in English:

Nambudiri

Pronunciation /ˌnɑːmbəˈdɪəri/ /ˌnambəˈdɪəri/

noun

  • A member of the dominant Brahman caste in the Indian state of Kerala.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Nambudiri caste or its members.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Calcutta Review. From Malayalam nampūtiri.