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Bhangra (6)

other word formation type Loanword borrowed from Punjabi; adjective
Music accompanying Punjabi folk-dance.
 
Used to describe the props from a Punjabi dance. The user used this term because there is no English equivalent to describe this particular type of dance. Possibly used by the culturally sensitive/educated.
Etymology : Cannot tell the components of Bhangra. OED says "from Punjabi".
Source : nytimes. 11/23/13 "Nikhil Sabharwal of Toronto stood outside a hotel, next to a cart piled with luggage, holding a tall stick decorated with gold garland, a bhangra dance prop from an Indian wedding he had attended here."
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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