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Noun. November 14, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

Fire cracker. Double meaning in some sense. Literally means fire cracker can also mean an item just like fire cracker. Diwali season staple.

Usage

Rashid to Paneerselvam - 'Boss, its Diwali and you are only playing with phool jhari? Get some real patakas man!'
Added 2011-10-25 by Mildly Racist

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Related Terms

phool jhari

Terms referencing this

Sutali Bomb, mumay, phool jhari, anaar, chilli bomb

Definition 2 of 2

pataka

\pha (like ph in phone) ta (like ta in tata bye bye) kar (like car)\
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Noun.
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Definition

an unusually attractive female either in attitude or looks.

Usage

wah wah surabhi bahut sunder! Itne pataka hai!
Added 2012-01-29 by Jai Bhai

Root

Hindi

Related Terms

asli maal

Terms referencing this

Sutali Bomb, mumay, phool jhari, anaar, chilli bomb