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Chittar

\Chiiii-tt-arrrr\
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A term that represents the age old scolding that every school kid receives. Usually means a beating from an elder and represented by a chappal. The root meaning of it is an old footwear that is used to beat kids.

Usage

Tere Chittar pe jane, chup karke kam/padai kar
Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjabi

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Chand

22

\bai\
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A way of calling anyone whom you don't know but want to offend or maybe show a little respect. It means brother and is used interchangeably with the word Veer/veerji. A politer way of saying oye!!
A ji is suffixed if the intent is to show respect else a simple 22 would do

Usage

1. 22 ji zara gal sunio
2. Tu mere 22 me tera 22(bai)
Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

Related Terms

Bhai, Veer

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veer
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Literally means Brother but can be used to call any dude. A term of respect by which sisters call their brothers

Usage

Veer ji gal sunio zara
Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

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Bhai, 22
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A conversation starter. A punjabi equivalent of How are you?
Can be heard at each footstep in Punjab.

Usage

"Oh kida? Kive a tu"
"Mei ta sidha tu suna kidhar udiya firda"
("Hi, How are you"
"I am straight, you say what are you upto")
Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

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Kime a, Kaise ho

Definition

A term of reverence used to denote a sister-in-law or a girlfriend of a friend. Usually means that girl is off-limits. Literal meaning sister-in-law

Usage

"Oh vekh kine sohni kudi ja rahi!!"
"Oye gandia akhan naal na vekh oh teri parjaai hai"
("Look a beautiful girl!!"
"Hey, don't look with your evil eyes, she is my girlfriend")
Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

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bhabhi
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A premium brand of whiskey which every drinker drools for. Especially the choice of everyone who is looking for a treat from a friend. Though they all end up drinking No.1 or if they have money BP

Usage

"Party hai aj to, aj to JD peeyenge"
"BP k pasie nahi hai, JD k sapne dekh rahe ho!!"

Translation: Party time! i'll drink JD.
BP, you don't have money, you're dreaming of JD.

Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

English

Region

North India

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Black Label
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Definition

The ever elusive power. A thing which is non existent especially in summers as power-cuts prevail. Often used interchangeably with the word Bijli, this is a term which all politicians claim has been given to all Indians and free to farmers of Punjab, but people are yet to see it in their homes

Usage

"Oh ho, light gaye, bahar ja k dekhi apne hi gaye hai ya sarea de udi hai"
("Oh no another power cut, go check outside if its our house only or everyone is reeling from it)
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A building full of sarkari babus who are supposed to provide power and electricity in punjab. But can be seen sleeping while irate consumers stand in long lines to pay electricity bills for power which they never received. Usually the busiest place when a power-cut is imposed. Quick to impose power-cuts but forget to reinstate power when the time comes.

Usage

Sarkari Babu- "Oh yaar AC tan chala"
Clerk-"Sir bijli ghat hai"
SB- "Acha fir power cut kar de apne bahot garmi hoyi payi hai"
(SB- Switch on the office AC
C- Sir power is not upto the limit
SB- then impose a power-cut in the are as its too hot in here)
Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

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Light
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Definition

A famous dialogue from a movie later made into a movie by its own name. A term used to refer to any imaginary girl. Usually it means a girlfriend that is non existent.

Usage

Knock Knock
"Kon hai?"
"Mei"
"Mei Kon"
"Pinky"
"Oh Pinky Kon?"
"Pinky Moge Aali"
Added 2013-01-12 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

Kaneda

\K-Ne-DDDD-AAAA\
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Definition

A term used to refer to Canada or all things Canadian.

Usage

Used when a punjabi wants to migrate out to Canada or returns after going there but still not Able to find a job
"Me ta Yar Baahar Nikal Jana, Kaneda Jaan di Soch rea"
This means I want to drive those big terminator type trucks that one sees in movies after migrating to Canada, usually due to a relative already settled there (All Punjabis have a relative in Kaneda....Grrr)
Added 2013-01-12 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Region

All India

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Amreeka