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  • noun Plural form of badmash.

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Examples

  • A moment more, and we would have been sounding retreat over thee - so give thanks that I have a suspicious mind, and followed with my badmashes to see what kind of cunchunee* (* Dancing-girl.) it was who bade thee to her bed so mysteriously.

    Fiancée

  • But most of her new guard were the scum of the bazaar - badmashes and klifti-wallahs* and street-corner ten-to-one assassins and the sweepings of the jail.

    Fiancée

  • We jail-birds stick together, and he was obviously a man of power and influence - why, he was probably on dining-out terms with half the badmashes* (* Ruffians.) and cattle-thieves between here and Jallalabad, and if necessary he'd give me an escort; we could travel as horse-copers, or something, for with my Persian and Pushtu I'd have no difficulty passing as an Afghan.

    The Sky Writer

  • And tell them, in God's name, that we and the bibi sahiba* (* Jeendan.) are their loyal friends, and that we beg them to cut up these badmashes and burchast* (* Ruffians.) of the Khalsa, and free us all from this evil!

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • "And I would have the pistol charged - I cannot shoot thieves and badmashes with an empty toy!"

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • But most of her new guard were the scum of the bazaar — badmashes and klifti-wallahs* and street-corner ten-to-one assassins and the sweepings of the jail.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • A moment more, and we would have been sounding retreat over thee — so give thanks that I have a suspicious mind, and followed with my badmashes to see what kind of cunchunee* (* Dancing-girl.) it was who bade thee to her bed so mysteriously.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • They say the old General Wheeler sahib is in great force there, and has shattered an army of sepoys and badmashes.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • Parsis in their square caps; and a various assortment of habitues of the shore -- crimps, landsharks, badmashes {bad characters}, bunder {port} gangs.

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India

  • I must inquire how the badmashes came to be in my compound.

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India

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