desi

Definitions

Slang

  • adjective (someone who is) local, indigenous. The term is used in the UK, sometimes pejoratively, by younger or supposedly sophisticated speakers to refer to traditionalists or recent immigrants.
  • noun (someone who is) local, indigenous. The term is used in the UK, sometimes pejoratively, by younger or supposedly sophisticated speakers to refer to traditionalists or recent immigrants.
  • acronymABCD
  • noun ‘American born confused desi’: a designation of a young South Asian person featured in Tanuja Desai Hidier’s young adult novel Born Confused, published in the USA in 2002
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