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n. pl. bin·dis
1. An ornamental dot traditionally worn by Hindu women in the middle of the forehead or between the eyebrows, made of colored sandalwood paste, kohl, or other pigment and having varying religious and social significance, as in indicating marital status.
2. A small body adornment, often a colored or jeweled sticker, worn on various parts of the face and body.

[Hindi bindī, from Middle Indic biṃdu, drop, spot, from Sanskrit binduḥ; perhaps akin to induḥ, drop.]


(ˈbɪndɪ) or


(Anthropology & Ethnology) a decorative dot worn in the middle of the forehead, esp by Hindu women
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I saw a beautiful caramel coloured girl with a shorn head, and a bindhi in the middle of her forehead, perfectly made up and really feminine.
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Other words queueing up to join the 145,000 current listing include superwaif, fashion icon and bindhi (a stick-on face jewel).
Other words queuing up to join the 145,000 listing include superwaif, fashion icon and bindhi (a stick-on face jewel).