The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "Mumbai Maharashtra" has 10 entries

Definition

Baffled when I discovered the actual meaning and intent behind his exclamation, I knew that I was obviously still a new visitor to Mumbai. "Marathi made saanga, Zhawnyache!", came the voluble, verbal flourish after I tried some condescending Butler English on a proud son-of-the-soiled. Confused in trying to discern his tone and wrongly translating it as indicative of warmth and friendliness (thanks to the term's musical ring), I replied, sincerely, "Hehehe, same to you, my brother!" It turns out his "salutation" actually meant, "Speak in Marathi, fucker!" Indeed, Zhawnyache, to put it in pristine, upper-English, translates to - someone who harbours, and acts on, an overwhelming proclivity to perform coitus with a desirable member of his or the opposite sex, any actual accompanying sentiment, notwithstanding.

Usage

"Tu majja boyfriend, ahe?" Naka! Tu, zhawnyache ahe!,", which translates from Marathi to, "You think you're my boyfriend!" No, thank you! You're just some fucker!"
Added 2013-01-07 by Tino Lobo

ghati

\ghaa-tea\
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Noun.
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Definition

A country bumpkin, one from the 'ghats' (Western Ghats). Common friendly / derogatory for people of Maharashtrian origin by non-Maharashtrians. Alternately, used by urbans to refer to those from the interiors. Also a label used to differentiate those from Marathi medium schools by the English educated.

Usage

These ghati BEST bus drivers care two hoots for traffic signals
Added 2012-08-07 by Khanabadhosh

Root

Marathi

Categories

People

Related Terms

Ghaanti

Terms referencing this

'GTM' Ghaati turned Mod', Ghaanti, Baba re
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Bai

18 3
Noun.
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Definition

Term used in Mumbai to refer to a female domestic worker.
The (largely) female, cheap domestic work force of most Indian cities are unorganized and constitute individuals from underprivileged socioeconomic groups.

Usage

Enthu cutlet: No samosapedia time today. Was washing clothes and doing dishes all day..bai did not turn up.
Added 2011-12-01 by Kochu kalli

Root

Marathi

Categories

People

Related Terms

ayah

Terms referencing this

maharaj
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kanakhali ashtavinayak

\Kaa-naa Khaa-lee ushta-vinaa-yuck\
6 1
Phrase.
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Definition

it literally means I'll imprint ashtavinayak (8 Ganpatis) under your ear. This phrase means "I'll bitch-slap you and leave you with an imprint on your cheek"

Usage

Kanakhali ashtavinayak kaadheen
Added 2011-09-11 by Haramkhorium

Root

Marathi

Related Terms

bitch slap, slap, maar, laafa, arai, adi
5 1
Verb.
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Definition

Slap.

Usage

Gangster: Ciggie hai?
Chakram: Nahi, sir.

Chakram gets a resounding Phatki.

Added 2011-09-04 by GoodCumbany

Root

Marathi

Related Terms

one tight slap
7 1
Phrase.
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Definition

The equivalent of "Excuse me".

A request to step aside and give way.

Usage

Superman makes his way over the Deccan plain. In the distance, he scans the majestic Vindhyas. But he has seen taller ones. Suddenly, a loud whirr..... two fighter jets have caught up with him. Indian aircraft!

They corner him real close.

Suddenly, behind him...

"Side please!"

It is none other than Green Lantern to the rescue.

Added 2011-08-30 by GoodCumbany

Root

English

Categories

Transportation

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sidey

Terms referencing this

Side
5 0
Noun.
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Definition

Weirdo, strange person, idiot.

Common usage among Marathi-speakers.

Usage

Asha: Tho ajoon gappa basla nahi? (Hasn't he shut his mouth yet?)

Lata: Aata kaay saangaycha? Itka varsha-nantar tho tila bhetla. (What to say? He is seeing her after so many years.)

Asha: Tar? Atleast he shouldnt keep singing like this, na? Kay chapter aahe! (So? Atleast he shouldnt keep singing like this. What a chapter!)

Added 2011-08-27 by GoodCumbany

Root

English

Categories

People

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Sample

Gardi

\Gurr-di('di' like diwali)\
8 3
Noun.
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Definition

The ocean of humanity that you can encounter pretty much anywhere in the country.
Simply put, a crowd.

Usage

Aayla look at the gardi, I'll never get in!
Oh just stand in the middle, you'll get swept in anyway.
Added 2011-08-23 by KaranjiKween

Root

Marathi

Related Terms

Junta, galata
16 5
Abbreviation.
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Definition

Aga-Bai-Chaddi-Distey
Translated from Marathi it means, 'Ayye I can see your chaddi!' (see also chaddies).
Not used commonly, but may gain in popularity due to the invasion of the low-rise pants.

Usage

Passing woman to girl on scooty: ABCD!
Added 2011-08-23 by KaranjiKween

Root

Marathi

Related Terms

Chaddi Buddy, chaddies

Terms referencing this

BCF, ABCDEFGHIJ, H1B, US return
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YZ

7 3
Abbreviation.
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Definition

Short for Yed Zavad - Mad fucker. Used joyously as an expletive.

Usage

Boss: Nitin, you are fired.
Nitin (under his breath): Chutiya, YZ!
Added 2011-08-13 by GoodCumbany

Root

Marathi

Categories

Very Bad Words

Related Terms

mental case, Yeda