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Definition

Hey!

Hey you!

Excuse me!

A form of addressing a stranger, who is momentarily not facing you.

Although it is considered rude in some places, it is actually an acceptable way of calling out to passerby in certain scenarios.

Usage

"Schchoo! Maachis hai?" (Excuse me, do you have a light?)

"Schchoo! Where is bypass?" (Excuse me, can you help me with directions to the city bypass?)

"Schchoo! You left your flower bouquet"

'Schchoo! What are you looking at?"

Added 2011-10-12 by GoodCumbany

Root

Neologism

Region

All India