Bombay

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English[edit]

A Bombay cat.
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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Bombaim, possibly from Marathi [script needed] (Mumbadevi, goddess Mumba).[1]

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Bombay

  1. Mumbai, the state capital of Maharashtra, India.
    • 1945, Noël Coward, I Wonder What Happened to Him?
      Have you heard any word
      Of that bloke in the "Third" -
      Was it Sotherby, Sedgewick or Sim?
      They had him chucked out of a club in Bombay.
      But apart from his mess bills exceeding his pay,
      He took to pig-sticking in quite the wrong way.
      I wonder what happened to him?
  2. A medium size short hair domestic cat breed meant to resemble a Black Panther, developed in Kentucky during the 1950s.

Noun[edit]

Bombay (plural Bombays)

  1. A cat of the Bombay breed.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bombay” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

French[edit]

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Bombay

  1. Mumbai, Bombay