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In Bollywood parlance, the appearance of a famous star in a brief role, usually with very little effect on the narrative.

Pejoratively used to describe people who simply show face at family functions and leave.

Usage

"Came for guest appearance, showed keeda and did kalti!"
Added 2013-09-02 by GoodCumbany

Root

English

Region

All India

Definition

Move your bum infinitesimally so that an additional seating area is created for another individual.

Commuter-speak in Mumbai.

Usage

Superman chases Lex Luther across the smoggy Mumbai skies. The lithe villain sweeps his gaze across the densely-populated streets and train stations. His eyes lock in on Vile Parle train station. Frantically, he advances toward the foot overbridge. Superman goes after him.

Our caped superhero has met his match. Lex Luther is lost in the crowd. Superman rushes through the teeming population. This is a rough moment for him, as the merciless crowd makes their way to work. His cape is pulled in several directions, but his underwear's condition is even more tragic.

A Churchgate local arrives. Through the mass of commuters, Superman spots Lex Luther as he gets into a compartment. Superman is also pulled in by the mass into another compartment.

This is exhausting. Ajay Varma, courier boy and all-round good samaritan notices our hero. Clearly, he needs a seat.

Ajay holds Superman by his arm, and squeezes him through. All seats are taken.

As a disappointed Superman is about to collapse, Ajay blurts out to the seated gentleman on the right.

"Bas kya, thoda khisak na!"

Added 2012-12-07 by GoodCumbany

Root

Bambaiya

Region

Mumbai

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Definition

Commute. To-and-fro.

Usage

"Daily 3 hours up-down is no joke!"

"Why you are making me come up-down 10 times! I All forms are already given in triplicate, na!"

Added 2012-12-07 by GoodCumbany

Definition

Reduce the speed of the fan.

Usage

"So cold it is... just slow the fan na, thoda"
Added 2012-11-28 by GoodCumbany

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

Off the fan/lights, Off it

Definition

Express anger/ frustration.

Literal translation of the Hindi phrase, 'gussa nikalna'. 'It" alludes to pent-up anger, which is eventually vented at one go.

Used frequently when one targets ire originating from an interaction with one individual on another unsuspecting individual.

Usage

"What men, fuckin', why you removing it out on me if you can't get one simple intro to that female?"
Added 2012-10-26 by GoodCumbany

Root

English

Region

All India

Non

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Definition

Non-vegetarian food.

Usage

"Nothing is there in non today or what? Mood ka ma bahen ek hona tha na!"
Added 2012-10-26 by GoodCumbany

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English

Region

All India
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Definition

Very, to its highest extreme, in the order of heights.

Qualifier - used to add emphasis to a given adjective.

Usage

"At the meeting, I got royally jacked, men!"

"Don't act smart, you will get royally bajaoed if you start giggling."

"He was royally pissed off all day. No one went near him also."

Added 2012-10-15 by GoodCumbany

Root

English

Region

All India

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Definition

Toilet.

A typo that appears frequently around the nation. Usually seen in signage.

Usage

Madurai Bus Stand.

Kattabomman jumps around frantically as he tries to get off the bus arriving from Chennai. He struggles through the mass of people exiting the bus. Flailing his arms, he runs toward the nearest available wall. The sign on the grimy wall reads, "To let". Before he reaches a convenient upright position, Kattaboman opens his zipper, preparing to launch himself into a much-awaited call to action. Just then, the spot on the wall he has been eyeing is taken over by a swaggering young upstart.

Kattaboman pees directly (and gloriously) onto the young man's pants. The young man turns around gives Kattaboman onetightslap.

Young Man: Madorwat?!

Added 2012-10-08 by GoodCumbany

Root

English

Region

All India
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Definition

A general store where items are available at a price of Rs. 49 and/ or Rs. 99.

Mostly found in cities and small towns in 'new India'. These stores are imitation versions of the Dollar Store business model in North America, where all items are uniformly priced at 1 (one) dollar. These stores are hugely popular among Indian expats in the US (students as well as the younger techies) and have naturally caught the fancy of trendy Indian businessmen.

So Indians previously settled in the US returned to India introducing their own versions of American business concepts. The Dollar Store is one of them. The exchange rate for the Indian rupee to the dollar stayed around the higher 40s for many years through the 80s and 90s. That explains the idea of uniform pricing at Rs. 49.

Why some items are sold at Rs.99 remains a mystery.

Usage

Store Sign:

"Dollar Store" - All fancy items, readymade Mens' wear, womens' wear, kids' wear, mobiles, accessories available.

Added 2012-09-19 by GoodCumbany

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

STD booth
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Definition

Put a mail.

Figurative usage. The act of sending an electronic message. To e-mail someone.

Usage

"Why you didn't revert? Mail dal, na! Otherwise, how we can process?"

Added 2012-09-15 by GoodCumbany

Root

Hindi

Region

All India