bindi etymology

English word bindi comes from Hindi बिंदी

Detailed word origin of bindi

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
बिंदी Hindi (hin) A bindi, a small decorative dot applied to the head in South Asia.
bindi English (eng) (Australia, slang) A tiny, sharp-needled seed often found on the ground in the bush.. Makeup or jewellery worn in imitation of such a dot.. The “holy dot” traditionally worn on the forehead of married Hindu women.