bhadralok /ˈbʌdrəlɒk / bhadralog


I. noun [ mass noun]

(Indian) prosperous, well-educated people, typically Bengalis, regarded as members of a social class

[as modifier]

Kolkata’s bhadralok circles.
2. [ count noun]
(Indian) a member of the bhadralok social class.

he knew I wasn’t a real bhadralok because bhadraloks won’t talk to a vendor like that.
– origin from Hindi bhadralog, Bengali bhadralok, from Sanskrit bhadrá ‘worthy, respectable’ + loká ‘folk, people’.

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