The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

Definition 1 of 3

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Fauji - self-referential term used by undocumented or irregular migrants, primarily in Punjabi-speaking groups, in the west. (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7507064.stm for example), obviously derived from soldier.

Usage

"After the undercover team had been withdrawn, Richard Bilton returned to one of the fauji houses, where a resident - who would not give his name - spoke about their lives."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7507064.stm
Added 2011-09-23 by oldathai

Root

Punjabi

Region

U.K.

Categories

People

Definition 2 of 3

Fauji

\Fau-Ji\
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ARMY/AIR FORCE/ NAVY PERSON
Anyone with defence background is known as a Fauji or anything connected with defence

Usage

One friend to another: Oh she got married to some FAUJI GUY!
Added 2011-07-18 by Impolitika

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Related Terms

shippy

Definition 3 of 3

Fauji

\Faw-jee\
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Definition

Generally referring to an Army soldier but ubiquitously used for anyone belonging to any rank in the Army, Navy or Air Force

Usage

"He is a Fauji posted in Kashmir"
Added 2011-09-01 by Dey-mone

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Related Terms

indian army