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Slang for a Parsi or Zorastrian. Sometimes the word bawa is prefixed by the word mad by people who belong to other communities.

The Indian census has established that the number of Parsis has been steadily declining for several decades partly due to the fact that Parsis are not allowed to marry outside their communities. It is thus assumed that many Parsis, whose contribution to the arts and Indian industry has been immense, share some qualities with certain families from Appalachia.

Usage

Percy: That Mad Bawa Rustam has fired his shotgun at the neighbours goat again.
Darcy: Well , he's missed with both barrels because he's cock-eyed.
Balasubramanian: So is his aunty.
Added 2011-07-12 by porkipaya

Root

Hindi

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People

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Father. In chaste Hyderabadi lingo.

Often Amma complains to Bawa in case of kirkiri

Usage

Hamare bawa merku mardalte ye baat unku malum hue to.
(My father shall surely terminate my mortal existence if he comes to know of this....)
Added 2013-03-16 by Sacchi Bolrun

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Hyderabad