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March 18, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

People of Nepali origin from the Gorkha district and so famous for their martial skills and courage that a British general once declared - "If you say you are not afraid of dying , you are either a Gurkha or lying"

The Gurkha regiment has been one of the most illustrious army units right from the days of the British East India Army..

Most people unfortunately associate the term only with the Chowkedar at the gate or the guy who walks around at night shouting Jaagte Raho

Usage

Andy: Engle , there was a big robbery in Velu's house last night
Engle: Kanjoos fellow, this is what happens if you do not pay the Gurkha every month
Added 2011-09-23 by Side Character

Root

Nepali

Region

All India

Categories

People

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