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Abragaa Lingam

\Abra-gaaa-Linn-gammm\
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Definition

The 16th President of the United States, as pronounced in all of Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Usage

Prof. Kalikotveetile teaching his Class VI students, american history.

Prof. Kalikotveetile: Children, can you tell me who was the 16th President
Raju Mone: Abraham Lincoln Saaar
Prof. Kalikotveetile: Wrong answer Raju. It was Abragaaa Lingam

Added 2012-12-05 by PutItBruh

Root

Malayalam

Region

South India

Definition

Step 1: Go to a park
Step 2: Pick a flower, preferably a little yellow or white dandelion like flower (there will be signs not to do so, but do not fear the maali, Its totally Ok to do this discreetly when no one seems to be looking at you)
Step 3: Grab a friend, preferably younger and naive than you.
Step 4: Sing together - 'ABCDF Nee thata pilaka tup' and knock the head of the little flower with your thumbs simultaneously, timing the 'tup' part with the knocking off.
Step 5: Laugh in a glorious uproar :D

Silly, right? Yeah....
Its a game little kids play. It literally means 'ABCDF ..your grandpa's braid is gone'

Usage

Venu to Gopi: "Orei rara...aadukundam"
Gopi: "Pada..neeku oka trick choopista...ee flower pattuko"
Venu: "em cheyamantavu"
Gopi: "ABCDF....nee thata pilaka tup" knocking the flower head off
Venu and Gopi laugh...and find more flowers
Added 2012-04-04 by Katti_Candidate

Root

Telugu

Categories

Sports & Games

Abhich

\Abhi-itch\
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Definition

Now, right now, just now only

Usage

Ganesh: Where is Satish? I have been looking all over the place for him
Mangesh: You just missed him. Abhich, he left to catch a train for town side.
Added 2012-01-16 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Root

Bambaiya

Region

Bombay

Abu Times...

\(aa-boo ta-ims)\
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Phrase.
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Definition

The bengali school kid's way of calling a "time-out" in the middle of a game. Abu-times would keep your game of catch-catch (or hide and seek) in limbo and was usually called so that kids could congregate to resolve any mid-play disputes that arose on school playgrounds,

Usage

(a blistering afternoon in July...lunch time at a school near Deshapriya park. A healthy mix of scrawny and overweight girls are playing the legendary game of "help sister").

Priyanka (running and panting): Ayee Sreya, why did you kick me re..
Sreya: oh please, I didnt, ok...shut up fattie..(a scuffle breaks out)
Everyone: ok ok, Aaabu times aabu times...why are you both fighting...ayee-everyone- aabu times hoye geche..


Added 2012-01-03 by CalcuttaMaami

Root

Bengali

Region

Calcutta

Categories

Sports & Games

Definition

While we are kids.. we use to play by asking every one these phrases.

Usage

sunny: arey a b c d lu cheppara..
bunny: denikira?
sunny:a b c d f mee thata muddi tup..
Added 2011-12-20 by yogi
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Noun.
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Definition

Given all the brouhaha about Ms Bachchan (the younger one) being blessed with her first issue (or issues) and ready to pop anytime soon, it only seems apropos to resurface this portmanteau ...

A term concocted by the media to show how much of a couple India's first couple are - Abhiwarya = Abhishek Bachchan + Aishwarya Rai, sort of like Brangelina and Bennifer in Hollywood

The trouble of course was that the term was so convoluted that the few people who actually heard this arbit funda were still confused as to what it meant - a bird? a plane? a brand of Kanjeevaram silk saree?...
It thankfully died a quick death...until today

Usage

The Young Jai Bachchan (many years hence): Mummydaddy, Veeru Deol mentioned something about you two being called Abhiwarya many years ago. What gives?

Mummydaddy pretend not to hear what young Jai said and go about their tasks....

Young Jai: Nevermind, I will go to the source of truth , Samosapedia and solve the mystery myself...

Added 2011-11-14 by Side Character

Root

Neologism

Region

All India

Categories

People

ABCD

\ABCD\
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Phrase.
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Definition

A-Ati
B-Bhaari
C-Chuchi
D-Dhaari wich means a girl with heavy and large boobs...

Usage

used as a phrase to describe a girl with large and voluptious boobs...
Added 2011-11-12 by Rishabh king

Root

Sanskrit

Region

All India

Related Terms

amma pal kudu ma

Terms referencing this

BCF, ABCDEFGHIJ, H1B, US return
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abhivyaktee

\ub-he-wyah-k-tee\
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Noun.
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Definition

translates to "expression" of a certain emotion of feeling in a form like dance, writing, speech or any other medium of expression

Usage

is gaane se apkey talent aur maturity ki abhivyaktee hoti hai.

(This song showcases your talent and maturity).

Added 2011-10-25 by GuyWithTheSelfDestructButton

Root

Hindi

Region

UP
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Noun. October 5, 2011, Word of the Day
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Definition

ABCDEFGHIJ = American Born Confused Desi Escaped From Gujarat Hiding In Jersey.

Everyone of Indian descent in the United States knows there are Indian-Americans and then there are Indian-Americans from New Jersey. So pervasive, permeated and powerful are they that one of the five languages in which you can vote in New Jersey is...Gujarati (none of Hindi, Tamil, Arabic, French, or German make the list, by the way).

ABCDEFGHIJs are well known for having parents who, along with their entire extended family and friends, left the same village in Gujarat and, through various ports of call, made their way to New Jersey in the 1970s and 1980s. Where they have done their best to replicate village life albeit with modern amenities such as SUVs and wide-screen TVs. But whose channels are tuned to Indian channels - soap operas by day, the stock market and cricket by night.

Usage

Nitin: Hey, can you believe that freshman cutie Amrita from Edison had never even heard of the Beatles or Bruce Springsteen before she came to college? I mean, not even Springsteen, who is like their official state mascot!
Anand: Yep, classic ABCDEFGHIJ. And what's the bet she can't swing or salsa but finished her arangetram when she was, like, 12?
Added 2011-10-03 by Please Revert

Root

English

Region

USA

Categories

People

Related Terms

Guju, desi, ABCD, ABCDEF

Terms referencing this

fya
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Noun.
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Definition

Father (Urdu)

Usage

"Ammee Abba thum ku bulaareen."
Added 2011-09-25 by I love Dtool

Root

Urdu

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

koyyaku, Ayyoyo!
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ABC

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Abbreviation.
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Definition

An abbreviation for Adha Bulla Cut. which literally translates to "half penis cut". A slightly derogatory term used to refer to a Muslim (for their practice of male circumcision).

Usage

mother: Darling you go and marry who so ever your heart desires. BUT just don't go and marry an ABC.
Added 2011-09-22 by Kooja-kundi

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Very Bad Words

Related Terms

cutbull

Terms referencing this

gastrick problem, stomach upset, heaty
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Noun. January 16, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

Ceremonial dousing or drenching of a sacred and holy idol during worship, normally in a temple by a priest. Abhishekams are usually performed for a fee, announced clearly at the entrance to most temples. Substances used for showering the idol could include milk, sandalwood paste, coconut water, sacred ash, rosewater, and other things. While this is the primary meaning, this word is often used sarcastically or mockingly.

Usage

I picked up my neighbour’s baby and instantly received an abhishekam of you know what.
Added 2011-09-16 by oldathai

Root

Sanskrit

Region

Tamil Nadu
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Adjective.
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Definition

A-Amma
B-Baba
C-Chinal
D-Dalal

This the new meaning of ABCD
Means- Your Father & Mother are dealers of Prostitutes...

Usage

You're a Son of ABCD....
Added 2011-09-16 by SEXY BITCH

Root

Hindi

Region

Hyderabad

Categories

Very Bad Words

Related Terms

Chinal, Dalal

Terms referencing this

BCF, ABCDEFGHIJ, H1B, US return
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Adjective.
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Definition

With characteristic mallu efficiency, parameters used to evaluate the desirability of a prospective bride are rapidly summarized as ABCDEF, where
A=age
B=beauty
C=character
D=dowry (ahem.)
E=education
F=family

Usage

Joji: Did you hear? Joemon is getting married
Shimsy: Oh I see. Arranged or love?
Joji: Arranged marriage only. ABCDEF is all good
Added 2011-09-05 by vella

Root

Malayalam

Region

Kerala

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

ABCDEFGHIJ
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Verb.
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Definition

An expression of a sigh of relief, frequently made with a draw in of a deep breath and followed by an audible exhale.

Usage

Son: Mom I have decided not to get married to Monica (his firaang girlfriend)
Mom: Abbha!!!
Added 2011-08-31 by Porntu
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Verb.
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Definition

A vocal equivalent of sigh of relief, expressing the feeling of comfort or reprieve after worrying about something and then you find out that it did not happen. Often accompanied by a draw in and exhalation of a deep breath.

Usage

Son: Mammee I have decided not to get married to Monica (his firang girlfriend)
Mammee: Abbha!!!
Added 2011-08-30 by Porntu

Root

Kannada

Region

South India

Related Terms

Appadi, Appa
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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
+ 5 more definitions. SEE ALL

Abey

\a-bay\
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Exclamation.
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Definition

Used to call someone, either from a distance or to insult (almost always men). Mostly used between friends or while speaking with karamchaari crowd.

Usage

Customer at hotel: abey pappu, chaai la chootiye ! (bring me some tea, fellow !)
pappu: abhi aaya sir ! (right away sir !)
Added 2011-08-19 by Jonty

abroad

\ab-rod\
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Noun.
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Definition

a foreign land.

Usage

My son has gotten into a university abroad.
Added 2011-08-18 by innerghaati

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

foren-returned, foreign, imported

Terms referencing this

dubai, Chumbak
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Exclamation.
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Definition

A moment of "now what to say", "ab kya bataiyee"

Usage

usually used in the movies of yonder, as points to ponder..and an understudy exclamation for the "ab kya bataiyee thakur saab!!"
Added 2011-08-10 by tirchi topi waala

Abba Ka Naam

\Abbaa Kaa Naam\
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Adverb.
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Definition

another way of calling a woman immoral

Usage

aye bolo tera baccha ka abbaa ka naam kya hai
Added 2011-07-28 by lobsaru

Root

Urdu

Related Terms

randi
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Exclamation.
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Definition

Slang for "yeah, right." A relatively new phrase- entered public consciousness only in the late 90s. Very, very popular with kids and college goers. Very different in function from abba, abbaa, and abbo (Telugu is a versatile language :))

Usage

Lalli (to Sasi): If i do well, Pappi will take me to Prasad's to celebrate. And if i dont, she will take me to Prasad's to cheer me up.
Pappi: (rolling her eyes) abba, cha!

P.S. Any female character under the age of 10 in Tollywood movies made during or before the '80s was invariably called 'Lalli', or 'Pappi'. 'Sasi' was the DD-8 (the state Telugu channel) equivalent for a young woman.

Added 2011-07-26 by chota samosa
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Noun.
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Definition

Friend, or buddy. Usually used by primary school kids.

Usage

Dont say that, abba! please dont be katti with me!
Added 2011-07-26 by chota samosa

Root

Telugu

Region

Telangana

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

koyyaku, Ayyoyo!
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ABC

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Phrase.
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Definition

hangover/ agony at stool after hogging something pungent during the previous evenings binge. May stand for Arse Burning Chillies, but commonly used to refer to the pain of the next morning's routine.

Usage

Full ABC. Bloody morning after effect ya.
Added 2011-07-25 by lobsaru
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Noun.
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Definition

This is a word used in the early part of the 20th century by Tamilians. It denotes some one who is naive (to the point of being stupid) and literally invades your personal space. The root is from sanskrit (Abi Thishtathum ichchuhu) - one who loves to stand right next to you.

Usage

Son: Appa, what were you doing with the next door lady?
Father:(striking his head expressively)- Abhishtu, Abhishtu.
Added 2011-07-25 by apeechiko

Root

Sanskrit

Region

All India

Abbebbebbebe

\Abbay-bbay-bbay-bay\
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Exclamation.
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Definition

Disgust, Disillusionment, Disappointment
Opposite of Bhallay Bhallay
clucking of the tongue
the Telugu Tsk Tsk
Has to be recited sonorously to sound appropriately displeased.....

Usage

Grand-daughter to Grandfather : Thaathayya, ela unnanu?
(how am i looking)
Grandfather to Grand-daughter : Jeans Pantaa? Wear parikini like good Telugu girl. Abbebbebbebbebbebbebe
(tskstsktskstskstskstsks TERRIBLE!)

the wardrobe wars in India are legendary.

Added 2011-07-18 by korivikaram

Root

Telugu

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

Bhalay Bhalay

Terms referencing this

Atheannè, Ayyoyo!, Bhallay Bhallay

ABC

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Abbreviation.
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Definition

Shortened form of the phrase "Arse Burning Chillies". Afflicts those who love to eat copious amounts of chillies in all forms, sometimes for no other reason than to get cheap thrills in life. The next morning said persons are known to have a jolly good time on the throne.

To use the john after someone who has just suffered from a bout of this is not a good idea unless one has a protective gas mask handy.

Usage

"Macha. what sexy chilli chicken I had yesterday! But today in the morning, full ABC only happened. Ouch"
Added 2011-07-14 by Surdie Birdie

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Terms referencing this

gastrick problem, stomach upset, heaty
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Phrase. May 14, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

MOTHERS DAY FAVORITE FROM LAST YEAR

Boy do we love our mothers. "Mere paas gadi hai, banglaw hai, bank balance hai... Tumhare paas kya hai?" Response: "Mere pass Ma hai" perhaps the biggest kadde delivered on screen, resting solely on the power of the love we have for our mothers.

Cut to, autorickshaw driver in a tattered uniform pant, red floral print shirt, aviator Roy Bons, and three to four gold chains (costume jewelry), sitting sideways in the front of his rik so he can sight-adi the ladice that are his fare. He might have a black light installed at the back of his rik and Kannada rap blaring on his specially installed speakers (a rare and lucky find in an auto)...

Notwithstanding the fashion debacle and Road Side Romeo aspirations, the rear canvas exterior of his chariot will proudly proclaim: "Above Mother There Is No Other"

Usage

Pimp My Auto Sales Rep: Saar, latest sticker has arrived saar, specially today. "Above God, Only Mother. Above Mother, No Other". Shall I paste it?
Shivajiganesh: Hmm... do you have something more subtle?
PMA Sales Rep: "Above Mother There Is No Other" is very popular saar, but many are having. You take new one, peoples will like.
Added 2011-07-07 by Studmuffin
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Exclamation. July 19, 2011, Word of the Day
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Definition

A deprecating WOW.
it is a compliment but not fully so, some part of you is envious, jealous and you are not a wimp: you shall show it.
Predominantly heard emanating from an insincere woman's mouth.
A once over and rolling of eyes accompany this word.
It is different from Abbaa very different in form and feel.

Usage

Pankajam: how do you like my new Guntur Zari (aka sari of a certain kind)
Seethalakshmi: Abbo! what are you dressing up for? Boy is coming, aa? To see?
(A traditional but modern custom where boys and girls get to meet for the first time in front of all their relatives and their relatives' relatives)
Added 2011-07-07 by korivikaram

Root

Telugu

Related Terms

Abbaa
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Exclamation.
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Definition

Not under any circumstances to be confused with the word for Father in Urdu and among Muslims.
This one is an extended 'aa'. Two As, saray na? okay aa?
Means - No, Not this! Please, Hell NO! NOT AGAIN! Not Me! Why Me....yes, aaal of that.

Usage

Abbaaaaaa! I have Telugu exam tomorrow, nothing I know, God Promise I will take headbath and break a coconut tomorrow, please Govinda, let me pass...
Added 2011-07-07 by korivikaram

Root

Telugu

Related Terms

aiyoo

Terms referencing this

Abbo
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Noun.
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Definition

American Born Confused Desi

Usage

Porki, these ABCD'S parents force their kids to learn Bharatnatyam when ours are trying to teach us salsa.
Added 2011-06-30 by porkipaya

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

BCF, ABCDEFGHIJ, H1B, US return
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Noun.
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Definition

American born confused Desi - someone born in the U.S but with parents from South Asia. Trapped between two worlds - neither FOBish enough for their parents nor Americanized enough for their classmates. Spends a lot of time hiding their true nature by allowing mispronunciations of their name, never inviting friends over, not talking about what they had for dinner, pretending they don't speak "Indian," talking smack about other Indians, trying to come off like a slacker, lusting after white women, etc.

Usage

Man, if I weren't such an ABCD I'd be captain of the football team AND head cheerleader.
Added 2011-06-29 by witiligo

Region

All India

Categories

People, WALTO

Related Terms

FOB, desi, chooth

Terms referencing this

BCF, ABCDEFGHIJ, H1B, US return
+ 5 more definitions. SEE ALL
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Phrase. January 23, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

Every Indian newspaper uses these three words in every article about robbery or theft - the "culprits" are always "nabbed" while "absconding" with untold quantities of valuables.

Usage

I woke up today and was shocked to read the headlines in Deccan Herald that said "Absconding Culprits Nabbed" because the culprits in question were none other than the puskee payasam boys.
Added 2011-06-28 by Choothsayer
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Abbreviation.
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Definition

ABCD or American-Born Confused Desi has become a polarizing factor in the South Asian diaspora.Though the term was originally coined in reference to Indian-Americans, it has been adopted by the South Asian community at large.

The longer and lesser known form "American Born Confused Desi, Emigrated From Gujarat, House In Jersey" is also occasionally seen; playing on the alphabet theme, it has been expanded for K-Z variously as "Kids Learning Medicine, Now Owning Property, Quite Reasonable Salary, Two Uncles Visiting, White Xenophobia, Yet Zestful" or "Keeping Lotsa Motels, Named Omkarnath Patel, Quickly Reaching Success Through Underhanded Vicious Ways, Xenophobic Yet Zestful".

Usage

Priya: You put the C in ABCD..you go back to India once every 5 years to some random village and do dandiya in New Jersey once a year to Punjabi MC and you think you are Indian?
Puja: Well, at least I am not a FOB like you.
Added 2011-06-23 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

English

Region

Universal

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

FOB

Terms referencing this

BCF, ABCDEFGHIJ, H1B, US return
+ 5 more definitions. SEE ALL