The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "Punjab" has 26 entries

22

\bai\
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Noun.
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Definition

A way of calling anyone whom you don't know but want to offend or maybe show a little respect. It means brother and is used interchangeably with the word Veer/veerji. A politer way of saying oye!!
A ji is suffixed if the intent is to show respect else a simple 22 would do

Usage

1. 22 ji zara gal sunio
2. Tu mere 22 me tera 22(bai)
Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

Related Terms

Bhai, Veer

Terms referencing this

veer
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Noun.
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Definition

Literally means Brother but can be used to call any dude. A term of respect by which sisters call their brothers

Usage

Veer ji gal sunio zara
Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

Related Terms

Bhai, 22
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Noun.
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Definition

A building full of sarkari babus who are supposed to provide power and electricity in punjab. But can be seen sleeping while irate consumers stand in long lines to pay electricity bills for power which they never received. Usually the busiest place when a power-cut is imposed. Quick to impose power-cuts but forget to reinstate power when the time comes.

Usage

Sarkari Babu- "Oh yaar AC tan chala"
Clerk-"Sir bijli ghat hai"
SB- "Acha fir power cut kar de apne bahot garmi hoyi payi hai"
(SB- Switch on the office AC
C- Sir power is not upto the limit
SB- then impose a power-cut in the are as its too hot in here)
Added 2013-01-24 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

Terms referencing this

Light
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Phrase.
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Definition

A famous dialogue from a movie later made into a movie by its own name. A term used to refer to any imaginary girl. Usually it means a girlfriend that is non existent.

Usage

Knock Knock
"Kon hai?"
"Mei"
"Mei Kon"
"Pinky"
"Oh Pinky Kon?"
"Pinky Moge Aali"
Added 2013-01-12 by Happy

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

Definition

A reverent term for anyone from the land of Five rivers (Punjab), most typically used by and for our big-hearted, hard-working, turban-sporting brothers - the Sardars. Not to be confused with Hindi word for mischievous, this courteous phrase implies almost the opposite of mischief. Paaji is the Punjabi equivalent of Uncleji or Bhaisaab in other parts of the Northern plains.

Usage

Ram: O Paaji, how is the match?
Mr.Singh: Oye puttar, Bhajji is on a hattrick.
Ram: Balle balle
Added 2012-04-29 by Northern Southie

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

Categories

People

Related Terms

bhaisaab, Uncleji

bol-danda

\ball-dun-da\
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Noun.
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Definition

Boiled egg. Often sliced and placed between slices of bread.

Usage

Oi tuchche, ek-do bol-dande kha, apni sehat badhha! (O insignificant person, have a boiled egg or two, build up your health!)
Added 2012-03-06 by Jaime X. Alonso

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

Categories

Food and Drink
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Phrase.
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Definition

Traditional greeting used by Sikh individuals when they meet one another. It means : God is the eternal truth. Often accompanied by a gesture in which the hands are folded in front of one's chest, similar to the gesture used with the Indian greeting of namaste.

Usage

A: "Sat Sri Kal auntie ji!"
B: "Sat Sri Kal puttar. Kinna vadda ho gaya hai tu! (Look how tall you are!)"

Added 2011-12-17 by Surdie Birdie
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Noun.
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Definition

Much loved surdie nickname, given to roughly every fifth boy born into a sardar family. One of many strangely English ones preferred in Punjab, this one in particular betraying India's eternal love affair with gold.

But what's it's etymology you wonder?

Yaar, Thatandoldonask.

Usage

Interviewer : "So tell me about your last project, Mr. Gurdeep."

Gurdeep : "Oho, what is all this Mister-shister? Everyone calls me Goldie, yaar!"

Added 2011-12-15 by Surdie Birdie

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

Categories

People

Related Terms

Sweety, Lovely, Honey, Pinkification

Maskra

\Mas + Kara\
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Noun.
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Definition

Maskra means funny in Punjabi.

Usage

Boy : Oh soniyeah tu kinni changi lag ri hai aaj. Ekdum Barbie Doll jaisi.

Girl : (Giggling/Blushing) Khee.! Tu Na vaada Maskra hai.

Added 2011-12-01 by Invisible Devil

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

Related Terms

Soniyeah
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Definition

Punjabi word that means 'yes' or 'affirmative'.

Whoever told you Punjabis say 'haan' didn't know Punjabi, or didn't know the difference between propah Punjabi and propah Hindi. Simsimply they are confusing one and all, I tell you.

Usage

Surdie Mummy : "Puttar, tenoo ki khaana hai? Main murgh-shurgh banaavaan tere layi?"

Surdie Girl : "Aaho!"

Translation :-

Surdie Mummy : "Child, what do you want to eat? Should I make chicken-shicken for you?"

Surdie Girl : "You betcha!"

Added 2011-10-25 by Surdie Birdie

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab