Definitions

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to the culture, people, or products of India; Indian.
  • noun A member of the South Asian diaspora.

Etymologies

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From Hindi देसी (desī, "national") / Urdu دیسی (desī, "national").

Examples

  • The term Desi could also be used to refer to the subculture of overseas South Asian's usually those born & resident in English-speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and Australia, or former British colonies such as South Africa, Kenya, Trinidad or Guyana.

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  • The term Desi could also be used to refer to the subculture of overseas South Asian's usually those born & resident in English-speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and Australia, or former British colonies such as South Africa, Kenya, Trinidad or Guyana.

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  • Desi is a Hindi word that literally means "belonging to the nation."

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  • So Desi is setting Chuckie up for the kill, just so all the pieces fit and Penny sweeps in for the rescue?

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  • I can assure everyone here that Desi is not a guy.

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