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jhapatta

\djh-up-ut-tah\
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Noun.
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Means the act of snatching or grabbing at something with force...

Usage

Uss chor ne mere necklace pe jhapatta maara (that thief snatched my necklace)
Added 2011-07-29 by GuyWithTheSelfDestructButton

Root

Hindi

Categories

WALTO

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dose

chamcha

\chum-cha\
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Noun.
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means a sycophantic individual who is obsequious, does what is told and in some cases insincerely so...done for personal gain or because this person is deeply influenced by the person he follows

Usage

arey yaar, yeh to boss ka chamcha hai. dont expect him to raise his voice in front of the boss!
Added 2011-07-29 by GuyWithTheSelfDestructButton

Root

Hindi

Region

UP, Haryana

Categories

People

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chamchafy, chaprasi
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jhaapad

\djh-aa-pud\
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Noun.
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Definition

translates to "a tight slap" in English...

Usage

ek jhaapad lagega to akal thikaane aa jayegi (You'll get a jhaapad....)
Added 2011-07-29 by GuyWithTheSelfDestructButton

Root

Hindi

Categories

WALTO

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kaan check
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fataafat

\fuh-tah-fuh-t\
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Adverb.
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means quickly or promptly, usually in context of the speed/pace with which something is done or happens

Usage

yeh kaam to bahut fataafat ho gaya... (This job got finished pretty fast).
Added 2011-07-29 by GuyWithTheSelfDestructButton

Root

Hindi

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

jhatpat, Fat-a-fat

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Fatfatiya, Toofan mail, fast-fast

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jalkukkada

\djull-cook-uh-dah\
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Adjective.
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someone who is jealous of someone or something. Specially used when someone acts possessive and acts jealous in context of another person
jalna = being jealous
kukkad = rooster (or here used for a guy)

Usage

kitna jalkukkada hai tu? apney hi bhai se jalta hai...
Added 2011-07-29 by GuyWithTheSelfDestructButton

Root

Hindi

Region

Punjab, Delhi

Categories

WALTO

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jamoora

\dja-moo-rah\
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Noun.
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Definition

A word used to refer to the sidekick of a juggler or magician, especially the ones who performs tricks on the street.
Also used colloquially to make fun of people who act in a publicly funny manner or entertain others at their own expense

Usage

Juggler: Oye Jamoora. Dance karega?
Jamoora: Haan sarkaar, karoonga
Added 2011-07-28 by GuyWithTheSelfDestructButton

kachra-patti

\kuh-cha-raa putt-tea\
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Noun. June 1, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

Trash or a lot of messy/dirty or useless stuff. Used for junk stuff in storage area, stuff strewn around a room or on roads, and also used to allude to junk thoughts in some cases.

Usage

Arrey yaar. Lets leave all this stuff behind - we dont need it at the new house. Its all just kachra-patti.
Added 2011-07-28 by GuyWithTheSelfDestructButton

Root

Hindi

Categories

WALTO

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battelpapot
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bhagona

\bha-go-naa\
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Noun.
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Definition

This is a type of cooking vessel used to boil milk or cook rice. Usually, this comes without a lid, and has no handles. Rims are usually curved for holding using a cloth when the vessel is hot. See picture at

Bhagona Pic on WikiPedia

Usage

ek bhagona bhar ke paani ubalne ke liye rakh diya hai (Translated: "I've filled a bhagona to boil water").
Added 2011-07-18 by GuyWithTheSelfDestructButton

Root

Hindi

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

degchi, pateela

tadee tomdaa

\tuh-deeh tow-ma-dah\
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Noun.
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Definition

It means all the volumes of luggage - various odds and ends that people carry with them.

Usage

chalo bhai - uthao apna sab tadee tomdaa and get out of my house
Added 2011-07-17 by GuyWithTheSelfDestructButton

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Categories

Transportation

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