Home » Dictionary » 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)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Blue Streak (episode #1598)

How long can a newly married woman be called a bride? Does bride apply only as long as her wedding day, or does it extend right on through the...

Left in the Lurch

A restaurant manager in Kokomo, Indiana, had an employee who failed to show up for work. This left him wondering about the phrase left in the lurch...

Mystery Date (episode #1577)

A librarian opens a book and finds a mysterious invitation scribbled on the back of a business card. Another discovers a child’s letter to the...