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The region "Bombay North India" has 3 entries

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Noun.
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Definition

Derived from the Urdu original 'kharcha-e-paandan' which was like the allowance money (or pin money as the firnags called it) that was given to a wife marrying into a wealthy Muslim family. The literal translation would be 'money for the paandan (paandan is where you keep your gear to make paan), a politer way of saying allowance.
Over time the paandan got replaced by paani for some reason.
Modern usage can mean giving someone anything from a ghoos to a good thulping.

Usage

Karamchari - What saar, I did so much for you and koi kharcha paani nahi?
Saar - Take this 5 rupaiya and betichod get my work done!

Javed Jaffrey in I am Mumbhai - Abe aasmani kaboothar
balcony se nikal kar ishtol mein aa ishtol mein,
Khopche mein leke diyun kya kharcha paani huh?

Added 2011-09-06 by Mildly Racist

Root

Bambaiya

Categories

Money & Business

Related Terms

Thulp, ghoos, khopche

Terms referencing this

ghoos
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Adjective.
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Definition

Cool, Easy going

Usage

Amaa, that laundiya is totally bindaas!
Added 2011-08-22 by finikuskabhaiya
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bhangi

\bhun-gee\
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Noun.
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Definition

Usually a derogatory caste word, now used in city setups to describe people who can go to extreme depths.

Usage

Ey, saala bhangi! He stole my bike and slept with my wife and is now fighting her case for my divorce!
Added 2011-07-28 by Lily

Root

Hindi

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

chutiya, Chutad, harami, haramzada