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Definition of Desi


  • a Pakistani-American or Indian-American. Not racist.
    He's a Desi.

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Salman S. from CA, USA on Dec 20 2001.

  • a person of the Pakistani-Indian origin living in America.

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Salman S. from CA, USA on Jun 01 2002.

  • concerning that of Pakistani-Indian origin.
    You here those tight Desi beats in the club?

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Salman S. from CA, USA on Jun 01 2002.

  • Referring to Indian nationals in a neutral way. Comes from national language Hindi, meaning original citizens of India.

    Last edited on Jan 31 2007. Submitted by nvalame from San Francisco, CA, USA on Jan 31 2007.

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