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Adjective.
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Definition

Boss...

Usage

Banchan, I will pray for your legs...Please help me...
Added 2011-09-20 by rajatsg

Root

Telugu

Related Terms

Boss, Guru, Dadagiri
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Noun. July 19, 2013, Word of the Day
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Not strictly Indian English, this, but a term so beloved of a certain generation that we can coopt it in the Samosaverse. Besides, it's probably fallen into disuse everywhere else and is grateful for some desi lau.

Enthu cutlets and mugpots wanting full etymology, usage, abusage, yetcetera may kindly consult that *other* -pedia....ushu, don't say it loudly, pah, in case Samosafounders get voilent....qaiyotly sneak off to another tab, or even better, browser....

Suffice to say that while most pipals won't know of its 1830s origin in the US House of Representatives, yeach and yeveryone understands that it means utter and bleddy naansense. In a country rife with bombast and posturing, it is a word that warms the cockles and allows many an uncle to vent his rheum/spleen againissht poltishans and eediot teenagers...

Usage

Uncle A (cajually, after tossing masala peanuts into gaping maw and missing): Club Treasurer is saying that elections are void for lack of quorum. Something and all in the byelaws, itsimms...
Uncle B (roaring): WHAT BUNKUM! Naane draft maadiddu, kano. I am knowing yeach and yevery clause of those rules byheart. He is a blaggard, he thinks so he can fool all the pipals all the time, is it?

Navin, chewing furiously on paan parag: Oh hi dad, I wasn't expecting you! Don't mind the scented candles...I was meditating, you see. I think Buddhism has a very vital place in today's mixed up world.
Dad (thinking fondly of his IIT days having bun omlette at Thaarams): What utter bunkum. You think I never lit agarbathi in the hostel to mask the smell of cigarettes and hash? Eediot boy. Now quickly give one sutta before your bhayankaram mother returns from marketing....

Added 2011-09-08 by Malaprop

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

Nonsense fellow

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Bongu
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Verb.
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Definition

to give miss to class and/or work; "maarna" is to "hit" but used in the context of doing an action. And "to bunk" is to skip out on class.

Usage

Chal, class bunk maarte hain or movie chaltey hain.

"C'mon, let's bunk class and hit a movie."

Added 2011-08-24 by pee_mmm

Baingan bharta

\Bain-gun | bhur-taa\
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Phrase.
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Definition

Refers to a popular dish made by burning an EggPlant (or Brinjal - in desi terms). You read it right!! Burn an eggplant, clean the burnt skin, smash and squash it with both of your bare hands, mix some vegetable oil, Mirchi (Chili), onions, and salt (as per taste) till it looks so horrendous that you would probably loose all intentions to eat it. This slimy little bastard is un-believably delicious and is known in almost all parts of the country. Best suits with steamed rice, roti (or Chapathi/Chapatti - for people who have trouble understanding what "Roti" is), and sometimes can be savored alone.

Usage

Oye Chottu!! Yar ek plate makke di roti, sarso da saag aur Baingan da bharta laga dena yaar. Aur, lassi mat bhoolna, samjha! (Hey Chottu, bring me a plate of Corn flour bread, mustard spinach, and Baingan bharta. and don't forget to bring a glass of lassi too)
Added 2011-08-24 by BrakeFail

Root

Hindi

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Mirchi, samosa, bonda, Rotti-Shotti

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lady fingers
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Noun. October 8, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

your closest pal
chaDDi dost, chaDDi buddies
langoTiya yaar
someone who knows the color of your underwear, becoz sometimes he borrows it! This he does without any by-the-by or by-the-way or may-I. A Chum who does not care about your Bum.
More often than not, it is a HE.
Heard of any female sharing her clothes, forget her intimates, get out of here!
Also Chum is too closely related to Chums to make any headway with wimmens.

Usage

Garikapati Phaneendra Shastry alias Gary:
Chids man, I am not sure I want to be your navigator in the Motorcycle Rally, my bum might hurt sitting on my backside for so long over those potholes and terrible kaccha roads.....
Chivukula Dashinamurthy Sarma alias Chids:
C'mon man we can do this together! What are you waiting for , we are Bum Chums are we not? This will be a winner!
Added 2011-08-22 by korivikaram
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Bum chum

\bum-chum\
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Noun.
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Definition

Best friend.

Usage

He is my bum chum.
Added 2011-07-27 by Butdoesitlooknice?

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

Langotiya yaar, Chaddi Buddy

Terms referencing this

bunku, teri biwi meri biwi
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Phrase.
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Definition

Shankar is one of the names for Lord Shiva. In the goa trance rave scene, ravers would light up their chillum and invoke this phrase emphatically right before smoking in order to seek Lord Shiva's blessings before getting high.

Usage

Sadhu 1: Pass the chillum
Sadhu 2: Boom Shankar!
Added 2011-07-24 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

English

Region

Goa

Categories

Phrases & Expressions,

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goa trance
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Phrase.
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Definition

Literally means "Brinjol King". Refers to an ugly, waste fellow who has somehow managed to land a pretty, smart chick (who is waaaaay too good for a porki like him) as his girlfriend.

Other folks, especially guys, who can't understand how it happened, often unkindly refer to the lucky buggar in this manner, to show their disdain for a match so un-Darwinian in nature. Eventually some people start using this name in front of aforementioned girlfriend, leading her to re-evaluate her decisions. It always ends the same way - she dumps the brinjol king over a cup of filter. And order is restored to the universe.

Usage

"Ey Jayaprada, when are you going to dump that baingan raja of yours and find a proper guy for yourself?"
Added 2011-07-10 by Surdie Birdie

Root

Hindi

Region

Bangalore

Related Terms

Porki, Waste Fellow

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lady fingers
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Phrase.
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Definition

In polite English: "Up yours." Literally translated: "Finger in the bum."

Usage

Me, on bad phone line: What? What?
Annoyed Goan grandmother: What you're saying "what, what"? What, bonkaan bot!

*Not the best usage example, but irresistable because true story. Grana, I miss you.

Added 2011-07-07 by bombilfry

Root

Konkani

Region

Goa, Bombay

Categories

Very Bad Words

Related Terms

gaand mein danda