Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative form of Desi.
  • n. Alternative form of Desi.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The recipe I decided on comes from Tarla Dalal's Microwave Desi Khana (desi is a term for "Indian" and khana is simply "Food").

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Producers said the show will give them an opportunity to prove they are purely glamour girls - or if they are true "desi" - or country - girls at heart.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • She's really representative of that genre which is what we call urban desi, which is just a mash-up of urban music.

    Urban Desi: A Genre On The Rise

  • You can hear hip-hop colliding with the bhangra music of northern India and Pakistan when you listen to the hybrid known as desi beats.

    The Pirate’s Dilemma

  • India where local police and inspectors regularly take bribes to turn a blind eye to the production and sale of illicit alcohol, also known as desi daroo.

    The Guardian World News

  • Illegal alcohol - commonly called desi daroo or country-made liquor in India - usually costs as little as 10 rupees 20 US cents and the majority of the consumers are poor, daily-wage workers.

    BBC News - Home

  • The illegal alcohol - commonly called desi daroo or country-made liquor in India - is called cholai in West Bengal and it usually costs as little as 10 rupees 20 US cents and the majority of the consumers are poor, daily-wage workers.

    BBC News - Home

  • An entrepreneur and lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he was the first recruit of an ambitious government programme to lure talented scientists of the so-called desi diaspora back to their homeland.

    The Times of India

  • An entrepreneur and lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a fistful of American degrees, he was the first recruit of an ambitious government program to lure talented scientists of the so-called desi diaspora back to their homeland.

    NYT > Home Page

  • That conversation eventually led to the idea for holding an annual workshop, loosely based on the Clarion model, and dedicated to developing a "desi" brand of speculative fiction.

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Anil Menon

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