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Exclamation. May 23, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

This is a very common Bengali exclamation made famous by Utpal Dutt in Bengali circles, and Aishwarya Rai (in the movie Devdas) in national circles.

Meant to express anything from disgust, shock, rage, even adoration.

It is estimated that on an average a Bengali, especially Bengali women, use eeesh 10,089 times every year. "Ei Morechhey" is a close second to Eeesh.

(Credit: an email forward)

Usage

Eeesh, what a sweet baby you have. He has such pretty blue eyes. Uh, but, wait! (Awkward)

Eeesh, they changed the question paper on us! (Entrepreneurial student on day of test after hustling an "early copy" from headmaster's office the night before)

Eeesh, what's that in your hair? (Something About Mary)

Added 2012-02-28 by Bangalee

Root

Bengali

Region

Calcutta

Related Terms

Ei morechhey, Shorbonaash

Terms referencing this

Ei Morechhey