निकम्मा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit निः (niḥ, without, free of) + कर्म (karmá, action, work)

Adjective[edit]

निकम्मा (nikammā) (Urdu spelling نکما)

  1. unemployed, without work
  2. (usually derogatory) useless, idle
    आज कल वह बहुत निकम्मा है
    āj kal vah bahut nikammā hai.
    He is very idle these days.

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References[edit]

  • Platts, John T. (1884), “निकम्मा”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.
  • Caturvedi, Mahendra; Bhola Nath Tiwari (1970), “निकम्मा”, in A practical Hindi-English dictionary, Delhi: National Publishing House