haramzada

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindustani حرامزادہ (harām-zāda) / हरामज़ादा (harām-zāda), from Persian حرامزاده (harâm-zâde).

Noun[edit]

haramzada (plural haramzadas)

  1. (Pakistan, India) A bastard.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Education of Otis Yeere’, Under the Deodars, Folio Society 2005, p. 20:
      ...crippled by the loss of his pet clerk, and savagely angry at the desolation in his charge, he had once damned the collective eyes of his "intelligent local board" for a set of haramzadas.