budmash

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budmash (plural budmashes)

  1. (India) Alternative spelling of badmash.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Story of Muhammad Din’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio Society 2004, page 194:
      ‘His name,’ said Imam Din, as though the name were part of the crime, ‘is Muhammad Din, and he is a budmash.’