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Desi version of "highbrow." The fact of the matter is that if you are Desi and you are exposed to the madness that Samosapedia catalogs, you cannot (by definition) be highbrow. Therefore any attempt at high culture such as watching Satyajit Ray films or waxing eloquent on Hegel is an affectation. Calling someone high brown is therefore not a compliment.

Usage

Vikram S: I like baroque music only between 1620 and 1623. After that, it all went to shit (hand reaches for some mixture)
Arjun: Don't try to be all highbrown. Remember your roots macha. You and I took bucket bath everyday when the geyeser wasn't working and I saw your little buli.
Added 2011-07-30 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Neologism

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

sofasadhu, sofa sadhu, Basically, high

Terms referencing this

apasanskriti, peter, big big words, sophosticated, aatel, mass