Definition of badmash in English:

badmash

Line breaks: bad|mash
Pronunciation: /bʌdˈmɑːʃ
 
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noun

Indian
A dishonest or unprincipled man.
More example sentences
  • Displaying spontaneity, he assured the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister - who he said thinks he was a ‘big badmash’ - that he would not take off his shirt.
  • The Regiment had to stay alert during this period as there were rumors of badmashes along the way.
  • Recently, the role has been expanded, asking for NATO troops to sally forth and actively pursue badmashes, bandits and holdover terrorists elsewhere.

Origin

from Urdu, from Persian bad 'evil' + Arabic ma‘āš 'means of livelihood'.

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