These “chutneyfied” hinglish words are used commonly and its time they got their recognition by Oxford dictionary. Read more and see if your favourite ones made it to this list.

“Chal, I’ll see you tomorrow”
“Pakka, here at the same place!”
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How is the dinner?”
“First-Class!”
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You love me na?”
“Haan, of course I do!”
Isn’t this chutneyifying (hybridization) of two languages English and Hindi done on a daily basis just like the upper three conversations? Well, Hinglish has been popular from quite some time, so much that certain Hinglish words like First-Class are almost considered as an English term. Chalo, then let’s find a list of English words that deserve a place in the Oxford Dictionary.

1. Picture

Pronunciation: Pikchur

Picture (n): A Feature Film especially Hindi movie that runs for two to three hours.

Example: Last Friday we went to watch Shah Rukh Khan’s Picture in the theatre with Pammi uncle and his relatives.

Hinglish Picture Shah Rukh Khan Top 10 Hinglish Words that Should Be Added to the Oxford Dictionary

2. Auntyji/Uncleji

Pronunciation: Aunty – G/Uncle – G

Auntyji (n)/Uncleji (n): All related as well as unrelated married females especially of children and teenagers/All related as well as unrelated married males especially of children and teenagers.

Example: The moment Auntyji caught Uncleji red-handed, they started fighting all over again.

Origin: From Old English Aunty/Uncle, from Hindi ji

3. Haww

Pronunciation: Haw

Haww: An exclamation used to express shock or surprise after discovering something scandalous.

Example: Haww, did he really kiss her in the college backyard?

surprised baby Top 10 Hinglish Words that Should Be Added to the Oxford Dictionary

4. Yaar

Pronunciation: Ya – Aar or even Ya – Ra

Yaar (n): A close friend, mate and sometimes even associates

Example: Meet Pappu, he is my yaar!

Hinglish ab ki baar oxford dictionary Top 10 Hinglish Words that Should Be Added to the Oxford Dictionary

5. -Kya

Pronounciation: K-ya

Suffix: Forming interrogative phrases or sentences etc

Example: Hungry Kya? Tired Kya?

hungry kya Top 10 Hinglish Words that Should Be Added to the Oxford Dictionary

6. PJ

Pronunciation: Pee-Jay

Abbreviation for Poor Joke

Example: Enough of your PJs we are already bored.

Babaji Ka Thullu Hinglish PJ Top 10 Hinglish Words that Should Be Added to the Oxford Dictionary

7. A – 1

Pronunciation: Ae – One

A – 1 (n): Things considered to be, of excellent and high quality

Example: How’s the samosas available in the Manohar restaurant? Simply A – 1!

A 1 Hinglish Oxford Dictionary Top 10 Hinglish Words that Should Be Added to the Oxford Dictionary

8. Cent Percent

Pronunciation: Scent – par – scent

Cent Percent (n): Hundred percent sometimes even to mention completion of things.

Example:

1. Are you sure he is dating Sheila and not Munni? Yea, Cent Percent!

2. What is the passing percentage of your college this time? Cent Percent, Mom!

100 PERCENT Top 10 Hinglish Words that Should Be Added to the Oxford Dictionary

9. Himalayan Blunder

Pronunciation: Hee-Maa-Lay-En Blan-darr

Himalayan Blunder (adj): A major mistake, perhaps as big as the Himalayan mountain

Example: This Himalayan Blunder of yours will surely screw us all together.

Himalyan Blunder Hinglish Oxford Top 10 Hinglish Words that Should Be Added to the Oxford Dictionary

10. Time – Pass

Pronunciation: Tie-m Paa-s

Time – Pass (v): An act of doing things that does not matter. It is an alternative term to its western counterpart, “Nothing Important.”

Example: What are you doing Jignesh from half an hour? Nothing Yaar, I’m just doing time – pass!

Time Pass Hinglish Top 10 Hinglish Words that Should Be Added to the Oxford Dictionary

By: Deepti Verma

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