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chamcha

chamcha
 n.— «Speaking in Urdu, the language of South-Asian Muslims, local Muslims who opposed the posse had taken to calling its members chumcha, or “spoons,” a cultural concept akin to being a lackey. For an American Muslim like me, born in India but raised in Morgantown, the shorthand was obvious: chumps.» —“Pulpit Bullies” by Asra Nomani American Prospect Mar. 5, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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