Anglo-Indian Slang

61 terms

Bebee

a lady.—Anglo-Indian.

Bobbery

a squabble, tumult.—Anglo-Indian.

Bombay Ducks;

 in the East India Company's army the Bombay regiments were so designated. The name is now given to a dried fish (bummelow ), much eaten by natives and Europeans in Western India.—Anglo-Indian.

Brandy Pawnee

brandy and water.—Anglo-Indian.

Burra

great; as burra saib , a great man; burra khanaii , a great dinner.—Anglo-Indian.

Chee-Chee

this word is used in a rather offensive manner to denote Eurasians, or children by an English father and native mother. It takes its origin in a very common expression of half-caste females, “Chee-chee ,” equivalent to our Oh, fie!—Nonsense!—For shame!—Anglo-Indian.

Cherry-merry

a present of money. Cherry-merry-bamboo , a beating.—Anglo-Indian.

Chit

An infant or baby.
pr. s. disputes —see Chiden
a letter; corruption of a Hindoo  word.—Anglo-Indian.

Choakee

or chokey , the black hole.—Military Anglo-Indian. Chokey is also very vulgar slang for prison.

Choops

a corruption of choopraho , keep silence.—Anglo-Indian.