Definition of Bollywood noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɒliwʊd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːliwʊd//
[uncountable] (informal) Types of film
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used to refer to the Hindi film/movie industry, which is mainly based in the Indian city of Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) See related entries: Types of film Word Origin1970s: blend of Bombay, a city on the west coast of India (now Mumbai) and Hollywood.
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