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Jolawallah

\Jo-Laa Wa-Laa\
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Definition

Term used for anyone who is an left leaning intellectual type who wears Kurthas and a sling bag (usually made of cloth). This is opposite of the new India Yuppie and almost anti-Yuppie. Jolawallahs used to be commonly seen on college campuses and NGOs.

Their economic value is relatively less in the marraige market and most parents have a negative view of jolawallahs.

Usage

Mother to her daughter who is hanging out with several kurtha wearing bearded guy college friends who now work for various NGOs.
"Divya, why are you spending so much time with those jolawallahs? They are all useless fellows, only talking about changing the world. You should focus on your studies, pass with high marks and join some good steady MNC job",
Added 2011-08-18 by Impolitika

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

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People

Terms referencing this

jilpa