The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "Mumbai All India" has 6 entries

Definition

Commute. To-and-fro.

Usage

"Daily 3 hours up-down is no joke!"

"Why you are making me come up-down 10 times! I All forms are already given in triplicate, na!"

Added 2012-12-07 by GoodCumbany
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A piece of music that is intensely percussive and rings in your ear to a great extent.

The usage originated with the influence of disco music, that was largely percussive. Now used to refer to any kind of noisy, western music.

Usage

"Arre, throw those boys out of our society. Full night dhikchik, dhikchik, dhikchik. No shame or what?"
Added 2012-01-27 by GoodCumbany
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The person responsible for all criminal activity in a particular area. Usually accompanied by a small posse of cronies, who may or may not brandish weapons.

Leader of the gang, head of the clan.

Literally, father, or grandfather.

If you encounter the local Dada, it is supposed to elicit a chill down your spine.

Usage

"Woh idhar ka Dada hai, samjha! Zabaan sambhal ke!" (He is the Dada here, understand? Lower your voice!)

"Tu kaun hai, haan? Idhar ka dada hai?" (Who are you, huh? The local dada?)

Added 2011-10-02 by GoodCumbany

Root

Hindi

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People

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Dadagiri, Lord Fucklund

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bawaji, maraya, Laard Labak-dass, Uncleji, Thatha
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Definition

Bakwaas (in hindi), speaking non sense

Usage

customer: what is this you are charging so much money to me and not doing anything. customer service is also waste, I am not recommending your company name to anyone.

customer service agent: Aye bas kya bankas kar rehla hai tab se.. yeh item ka cost hi itna hai ab kya karega..

(Aye enough bankas you've been carrying on... this item's cost is that much, what will you or anyone do?)

Added 2011-09-28 by Hotchutney
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Noun. May 30, 2013, Word of the Day
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Slang for underground lottery. Matka also means a terracotta pot or cup.

The legendary reality of underground lottery in India. Draws everyday. The poor and the criminally initiated are the usual addicts. The whole operation is rumored to reach tens of crores of rupees each day.

You pick your numbers in a 'nothing-out-of-the-ordinary' cigarette shop or tea shop, or wherever and pay up. No matka agent is publicly known to be one. The shop owner agent will note your identity and the chosen numbers in his own code and style. Even you won't get to see it.

You trust matka and its agent absolutely-absolutely!

The matka system runs on front wheels of trust and fear, back wheels of ignorance and unemployment with a reliable spare wheel which is politician-police-underworld nexus.
The engine obviously is human greed.

The result of the daily draw is announced at Bombay, the national headquarters of the matka system ( no one knows where, in the megalopolis) in the early hours of the morning. The results travel to all parts of the country via long distance phone calls and gets conveyed to each and every agent in minutes. The results are said to be displayed in codes variously as innocuous graffiti or a simple sign at a store or on movie posters.

Usage

Jose Jamal : " I don't know everything, but I know for sure Kunju was penniless while he was running the magazine stand. He hardly made any money. But, after he shut that down and started the tea stall near the slum, he bought a big house and two cars. I suspect he has got involved in matka or something of the sort."
Added 2011-09-12 by I love Dtool

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Multiple

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Related Terms

saaman, Boss, goonda, Dadagiri

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derogatory term for an individual who does not speak good English. Short for vernacular.

Usage

Nitin: Did you know that Geeta is seeing Manoj?
Lata: Why is she going out with that vernie?

Akash: Yes! I've got admission in Xavier's!
Nisha: So what? It looks cool only from outside. Otherwise, it is full vernie.

Added 2011-08-12 by GoodCumbany

Root

English

Categories

People

Related Terms

Naadan, Naarth Indian, porki paya

Terms referencing this

Macaulay's child, ammanji, cottonian

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