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Definition 1 of 2

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Adjective.
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Definition

Useless, something that does not function properly.

Usage

My dad's old phone is so dabba, it doesn't even have a camera attached.
Added 2011-07-04 by rushmeee

Root

Kannada

Region

karnataka

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

Chotri

Terms referencing this

Dabbawala, Ladkasi, dabra set, Self Dabba, tiffin, daffod, Chote

Definition 2 of 2

dabba

\D A B B A-Stress on the BB!. as in ABBA!\
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Noun.
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Definition

A box. Usually with lid. Used to suggest a full loss person. or thing. The DABBA is a universal word. It can be used as a noun/verb/adj. It's uses are varied and the DABBA is constantly reinventing itself.

Usage

Person:
q: Hey how is that cool new guy in your office?
Option 1:: Total dabba ya. Fully avoidable
Option 2: He's a bit of a dabba..but a nice dabba. sweet to hang out with.

Thing/Person/concept.
These paintings on the compounds are so bloody dabba.. I wonder who came up with this idea. What a dabba idea, I wonder which dabba came up with it.

Added 2011-07-31 by Nim Zim