Definition of desi adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (also deshi) adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈdeɪsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeɪsi//
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  1. 1local or belonging to a particular place; Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, or Sri Lankan Many people in the city prefer desi food to the type that is sold by foreign fast food chains. a desi film compare videshi
  2. 2not mixed with other substances desi ghee
  3. 3(disapproving) typical of the country or country people; simple and basic Modern consumers weren’t attracted by the desi images of rural life shown in the adverts.

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