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From Hindi चप्पल.


chappal (plural chappals)

  1. A type of footwear used in India, Mauritius and Pakistan, similar to a sandal.
    • 2016, Megan Adamson Sijapati, ‎Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz, Religion and Modernity in the Himalaya (page 173)
      Chappals and shoes will fill up the garbage pit too quickly. I think it is impossible to burn old shoes and chappals. They melt and become very bad.
  2. A type of footwear used by Indian or Asian parents to straighten their children.