The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

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hifi

\high fye\
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Adjective.
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Definition

Derived from 'high-fidelity', the word got lost over the generations to mean something exemplar, albeit in a sarcastic manner.

Usage

"She thinks she is something hi-fi in her turtle leather shoes."
Added 2011-08-11 by Kakoosnix

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

Aicchhhhh, Bombaat

Definition 2 of 2

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Definition

Used to refer to wealthy, upper class people with a sense of loathing.

Usage

"Too much bhaav nowadays! Hanging around with all those hifi types from South Bombay."

"Porsche and all. Verrrry hifi!"

"Idhar sab hifi log hai, samjha? Dmk!" (There are hifi people here, understand? DMK)

Added 2011-09-02 by GoodCumbany