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Noun. July 12, 2011, Word of the Day
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Definition

Laddu comes from the Sanskrit word transliterated as ladduka or lattika meaning a small ball. One of the earliest mentions of laddu is in a twelfth-century Gujarati manuscript.

One of the most recent mentions of Laddu happened 2 seconds ago in some Guju house where a small fat child is being scolded for eating too much food.

Laddu is consumed in large quantities at major life events such as weddings, births etc. and also given out as prasad at Hindu temples.

Usage

1. Look at that Laddu, how nice and round
2. If you eat too much, you'll become a Laddu
Added 2011-06-30 by Dindigal

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Dumma, Bonda, Gulab Jamun

Terms referencing this

Motu, GJam, chooda

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The word used to describe a small child (toddler or baby) who is chubby and cute. (In addition of course to being the name given to the sweet edible thing.)

Usage

Mother to child: "You are such a little laddu, my little baybeeee!"
Child: "No! I'm a girl!"
Added 2011-07-20 by Aunty

Root

Multiple

Region

All India

Related Terms

Fatty Bombalatty

Terms referencing this

Motu, GJam, chooda
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