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short story writer, poet and occasional painter, I love those mixed-heritage words that describe something better than any other word...my daughter says I have lost my Angrezi in favour of Mumbai slang.

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petticoat party

\pro-nunn-see-ay-shun\
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group of women idling away hot afternoons with gossip, usually clad in gowns and petticoats. This is typically "army slang" (used in the Indian Army).

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Renu never joined the petticoat party, ee maaa, what gossip, what reputations slaughtered!
Added 2011-10-12 by Wordsmith
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(note the deliberate plural). season, related to summers and monsoons

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I am visiting Delhi only in the winters, in summers I go to hillstation.
Added 2011-09-12 by Wordsmith