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    16 Indian Words That Just Made It To The Oxford Dictionary

    Of course, Aadhaar made it in.

    Last year, the Oxford Dictionary added around 70 Indian words to its vocabulary and some of the additions have been... interesting. Here are some of the words that made their way in.

    1. Jugaad

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    Definition: "A flexible approach to problem-solving that uses limited resources in an innovative way."

    2. Bhelpuri

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    Definition: "An Indian dish of puffed rice, onions, spices, and hot chutney."

    3. Ganja

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    Definition: "Cannabis."

    4. Dadagiri

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    Definition: "Intimidating, coercive, or bullying behaviour."

    5. Dum

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    Definition: "Cooked with steam."

    Of course, it's not the Vivek Oberoi kind.

    6. Updation

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    Definition: The process of updating something.

    To anyone who thought this was a real word before this, I have some news.

    7. Gulab Jamun

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    Definition: "An Indian sweet consisting of a ball of deep-fried paneer boiled in a sugar syrup."

    8. Blank call

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    Definition: "An anonymous telephone call, or one that is made to threaten, annoy, or harass its recipient."

    9. Joint family

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    Definition: "An extended family, typically consisting of three or more generations and their spouses, living together as a single household."

    10. Natak

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    Definition: "Drama or dramatic art."

    11. Papad

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    Definition: "A poppadom."

    12. Chamcha

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    Definition: "An obsequious person."

    13. Dhaba

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    Definition: "A roadside food stall."

    14. Puri

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    Definition: "A small, round piece of bread made of unleavened wheat flour, deep-fried and served with meat or vegetables."

    15. Timepass

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    Definition: "The action or fact of passing the time, typically in an aimless or unproductive way."

    16. Aadhaar

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    Because, of course.

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