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An expression of a sigh of relief, frequently made with a draw in of a deep breath and followed by an audible exhale.

Usage

Son: Mom I have decided not to get married to Monica (his firaang girlfriend)
Mom: Abbha!!!
Added 2011-08-31 by Porntu

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A vocal equivalent of sigh of relief, expressing the feeling of comfort or reprieve after worrying about something and then you find out that it did not happen. Often accompanied by a draw in and exhalation of a deep breath.

Usage

Son: Mammee I have decided not to get married to Monica (his firang girlfriend)
Mammee: Abbha!!!
Added 2011-08-30 by Porntu

Root

Kannada

Region

South India

Related Terms

Appadi, Appa