Tapori Language Slangs

Mumbai is famous for its slags or “Bambaiya language” You would see these still being used in real life and in movies. The young generation uses this Tapori Language slang a lot.

It is used to bring some spice to the discussion.

Mumbai Slang “Tapori” Language
  • Cut to cut baat karne ka– to speak concisely or briefly
  • Chava or Chavi – Boyfriend/girlfriend.
  • Double battery – A person wearing prescription glasses.
  • Haila or Aaila – “Oh God”.
  • Time khoti mat kar– Do not waste time
  • Kalti– Get lost or goes away.
  • Kaiko – Why?
  • Cutting – Half a glass of tea.
  • Boss – Form of address to a friend, unrelated person, or stranger.
  • Kharcha-paani – to beating up somebody.
  • Fultoo – Too good or very cool.
  • Talli – Drunk.
  • Dedh-foot or Dedh-futya – Refer to a short person.
  • Mamu – Depending on the context
  • Waat or Vaat – to be in trouble.
  • Paan-patti or Tapri – A small shop selling tobacco, cigarettes, toffees, and optionally, tea.
  • Shendi– make a fool of others.
  • Galat Faimi– misunderstanding
  • Khopche– a secret place
  • Jhakaas Item-a beautiful lady
  • Jyaada RAAG mat de..- Don’t just bluff..OK!
  • LOAD nahi lene ka kya-Don’t take much tension.
  • Hata Saawan Ki Ghata-I don’t care about it much.
  • Raapchik Maal– a charming lady.
  • Chikna – Stands for any good-looking fellow.  Chikni is the female version of the same word.
  • Haila ! –  “Oh God!”
  • Keeda – An absolute pest.
  • Jhakaas – Superb. Excellent.
  • Mandvali / Mandavli – Compromise.
  • Hajaam – Hajaam in its true sense would mean a barber.
  • Atrangi –  mean something extraordinary.
  • ChappanTikkli / Punter / Tapori / Shana – Roadside loafer.
  • Charsi / Fookda / Soootya – A smoker. Charas is exactly marijuana. Charasi would mean any guy who smokes though.
  • Raanti / Saand – A boisterous or an exceeding brash guy.
  • Bevada / Gutter / Taankee / Batli – A Drunkard
  • Rappak  – means Slap.
  • Tapri – A roadside shop.
  • Chotay – For any kid working in a Tapri.

What is tapori language?

Tapori literally translates into slang or informal words/language Hindi. These are typically used by Street thugs in Mumbai and this style of speaking Hindi is called tapori language. You will also see some of this language being used in Hindi films and Cinema.

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