Definition of Hinglish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɪŋɡliʃ/


[mass noun] informal
A blend of Hindi and English, in particular a variety of English used by speakers of Hindi, characterized by frequent use of Hindi vocabulary or constructions.
Example sentences
  • Today Hinglish (English with Hindi words) or Pinglish (English with Punjabi words) is acceptable to a wide cross-section of people.
  • The patrons came more on zippy two wheelers, wearing dungarees, talking a combination of Kannada, Hinglish, and English.
  • In the long run, we can expect Hinglish to influence English in many fields, in the same way that Latin and French have over several centuries.

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