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Adjective. July 10, 2012, Word of the Day
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Naughty. Mischevious. Always upto some manner of kirik.

Often used by mummies to lovingly excuse the shenanigans of their bratty, destructive offspring.

Usage

Mrs. Ahluwalia : "Mrs. Khalsa! Your son broke my car window with his cricket ball! That's the fourth time this year he's damaged my property!"


Mrs. Khalsa, amused : "oho, relax yaar. He's a young boy, total badmaash, just like his father. "
* looks fondly at her son*
"So he broke your window. Ki farak painda hai? I'm sure you can afford to get it repaired."

Mrs. Khalsa gets a righteous one tight slap on her thobra, courtesy the much annoyed Mrs. Ahluwalia.

Added 2011-11-13 by Surdie Birdie

Root

Hindi

Region

North India

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

KD, dubox, Mockaterian

Definition 2 of 3

badmash

\bud-maash\
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Its import spans from impish petty larceny to 'sirius maphia'' in terms of villainy.
A toss up of Bad-Mash is "Bura-Bharta"

Usage

Which badmash has made such a "Bura-Bharta" of this ?
Added 2012-07-10 by Bijnan

Root

Hindi

Region

North India

Terms referencing this

KD, dubox, Mockaterian

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Meaning "rascal" in Hindi. But generally used across languages to signfiy somebody mischievous or rascally who engages in anti-social behavior.

Usage

That fellow is even worse than a badmash. He is a 420.
Added 2011-06-28 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Hindi

Region

North India

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

rascal, rowdy, goonda, KD

Terms referencing this

KD, dubox, Mockaterian