The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "South Asia All" has 6 entries

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Noun. July 26, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

Street cricket or gully cricket is a stripped-down version of the sport of cricket, popular across the Indian subcontinent and in other cricket-playing nations. Basically any public and private space like a veranda, a deserted bungalow or a narrow "gully" or a balcony is taken over for the purposes of the sport much to the chagrin of aunties whose windows routinely shatter when a ball flies through.

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Chennai is popularly known as the 'street cricket capital of the world' or the 'one pitch city'. Because when you travel to Chennai you can see street cricket everywhere.

Usage

Lets play some gully cricket. There has been an assassination today.
bharat bandh! Yay!!!
Added 2011-07-06 by porkipaya

Definition

Meaning one: To be in good condition or to feel very good

Meaning two: A method for choosing which side bats first in gully cricket. One random member from each team stand at a distance facing each other, one of the member takes a step ahead and calls "Tip" and then the member from the other team does the same and calls "Top". This process continues till one person oversteps the other (puts his foot upon the other person's), the team of whom the overstepping member belongs to wins the 'toss'.

Usage

I used to be a big fatty bombalatti but now I am in tip-top shape.
Added 2011-07-06 by porkipaya

Root

English

Categories

Sports & Games

Related Terms

gully cricket, googly

Terms referencing this

Rapchik
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Definition

British Indian musician who fuses hip-hop and bhangra

Usage

I hate it when I am in a club in NYC and Punjabi MC comes on and all the Goras are looking at me enthusiastically to see if I will start shaking my shoulders. Punjabi MC not cool anymore.
Added 2011-06-29 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

English

Related Terms

Punjabi, Bhangra

Terms referencing this

Mundian To Bach Ke, tandoor

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Definition

Baksheesh is a term used to describe tipping, charitable giving, and certain forms of political corruption and bribery in South Asia.

An author once sardonically described baksheesh as "lavish remuneration and bribes, rudely demanded but ever so graciously accepted by the natives in return for little or no services rendered."

Usage

Hey give some baksheeh man! I drove you all around Bangalore and you are only giving me Rs 50?
Added 2011-06-24 by Dishoom Dishoom

420

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Noun.
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Definition

Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code also used in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan has become a slang reference for a fraudulent trickster. Such criminals are called 420 in popular culture in those countries. The section deals with the cases of cheating and awards punishment of fine and/or jail up to 7 years.

The Penal Codes of both countries are inherited from the Indian Penal Code of 1860 instituted by the colonial government of the British India. A popular 1955 Hindi film from India, Mr. 420 has a central character who, though innocent, is regarded by many as a con man.

Usage

That chap twirling his Moustache in the back is a known 420. Don't do business with him. He will jack your happiness.
Added 2011-06-23 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

English

Related Terms

KD, rowdy-sheeter

Terms referencing this

Leven, Ente brotherr, Pagal, Dacoit, goonda
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Noun.
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Definition

Literally "someone from the Desh" or "the country." Typically used to describe South Asians from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.

Usage

It was a typical Desi Party -- lots of brown people jamming to Punjabi MC's latest album.
Added 2011-06-23 by mainmacha

Root

Hindi

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

naadan

Terms referencing this

Girmitiya, Bumbay, Desify, South Asia, US return, naad