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The language "Punjabi" has 119 entries

Pintu

\Pin-too\
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Adjective.
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Definition

A 'Pintu' (noun) or 'a Pintu thing to do' (adjective) is when a person screws up in some unfortunate way, that is both bemusing, but unsurprising, given the person's general demeanor.

Such a person is often called, outright, a 'Pintu' after repeat offences, and for first time offenders, they are told, (with a disappointed shake of their friends' heads) that they have done 'a Pintu thing' or are 'indulging in Pintu behavior.'

(Not to be confused with the Punjabi nickname 'Pintu;' reserved only for first sons, self-entitled brats, whiners, screamers, or all of the above.)

Usage

Example One:

Vandana (after noticing that Pallavi is yet again on the floor after her first beer): Oh, Pintu, what are we going to do with you?


Example Two:

Shikhar: Arre yaar, today I did such a Pintu thing. I managed to lock myself out of the house, and drop my spare keys into the gutter. In the process I accidentally stepped on a cat and killed it. A black cat.

Added 2014-04-28 by Palli

Root

Punjabi

Region

Delhi,

aloo da parauntha

\a-loo-da-para-ontha\
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Definition

the ultimate punjabi breakfast...

Usage

oye soniyo ki bnaya hai tune nashte vich

(What's for breakfast?)

oo ji garam garam allo de paraunthe banaye hai..

(Oo ji hot hot potato parathas are for breakfast!)

oji fir le aaao ji...(mouth watering)

(Oji, bring them already!)

Added 2014-03-10 by Jerry

Root

Punjabi

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Kerala Paratha, chapathi
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Noun.
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Definition

Hot looking girl

Usage

Chal pai, pattolle vekhan.

(Let's check out the girls bro!)

Added 2013-08-17 by appy

Root

Punjabi

Region

Chandigarh

Categories

People

Related Terms

totta, maal

naansense fellow

\naaansense felloh\
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Exclamation.
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Definition

person who is not speaking sense...an idiot.

Usage

naansanse fallow is a word used by Punjabis in Delhi.
Added 2013-06-05 by Julius Caesar

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab, Delhi

Related Terms

naansense
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Noun.
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Definition

hug

Usage

Sanjay Dutt says 'jhappi' offer to Mayawati still open
Added 2013-04-19 by agoodeffort

Root

Punjabi

Region

All India
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Chittar

\Chiiii-tt-arrrr\
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Noun.
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Definition

A term that represents the age old scolding that every school kid receives. Usually means a beating from an elder and represented by a chappal. The root meaning of it is an old footwear that is used to beat kids.

Usage

Tere Chittar pe jane, chup karke kam/padai kar
Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjabi

Related Terms

Chand

22

\bai\
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Noun.
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Definition

A way of calling anyone whom you don't know but want to offend or maybe show a little respect. It means brother and is used interchangeably with the word Veer/veerji. A politer way of saying oye!!
A ji is suffixed if the intent is to show respect else a simple 22 would do

Usage

1. 22 ji zara gal sunio
2. Tu mere 22 me tera 22(bai)
Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

Related Terms

Bhai, Veer

Terms referencing this

veer
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Noun.
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Definition

Literally means Brother but can be used to call any dude. A term of respect by which sisters call their brothers

Usage

Veer ji gal sunio zara
Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

Related Terms

Bhai, 22
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Phrase.
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Definition

A conversation starter. A punjabi equivalent of How are you?
Can be heard at each footstep in Punjab.

Usage

"Oh kida? Kive a tu"
"Mei ta sidha tu suna kidhar udiya firda"
("Hi, How are you"
"I am straight, you say what are you upto")
Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Related Terms

Kime a, Kaise ho

Definition

A term of reverence used to denote a sister-in-law or a girlfriend of a friend. Usually means that girl is off-limits. Literal meaning sister-in-law

Usage

"Oh vekh kine sohni kudi ja rahi!!"
"Oye gandia akhan naal na vekh oh teri parjaai hai"
("Look a beautiful girl!!"
"Hey, don't look with your evil eyes, she is my girlfriend")
Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Related Terms

bhabhi
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