Bombay

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Bombay, India
A Bombay cat.
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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Bombaim, possibly from Marathi मुंबादेवी (mumbādevī, goddess Mumba)[1] or from bom +‎ baim.[2] Most likely a combination of both.

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Bombay

  1. (dated) Former name of 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 settlement south of Auckland, New Zealand. [3]
  3. A town in Franklin County, New York, United States.
  4. A neighbourhood (Little Bombay) of Marion, Jersey City, New Jersey, United States.

Usage notes[edit]

As a proper noun, the term Bombay is becoming obsolete for the city in India. The Indian city has been officially named Mumbai since 1995, and this name is the standard one in contemporary written usage, although "Bombay" is still common in spoken English and occasionally used in modern writing. However, Bombay remains in terms such as Bombay mix and Bombay duck.

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Bombay (plural Bombays)

  1. Ellipsis of Bombay cat.; A domestic cat of a medium-sized shorthair breed meant to resemble a Black Panther, developed in Kentucky during the 1950s.

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French[edit]

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Bombay f

  1. Mumbai, Bombay (a megacity, the capital of Maharashtra, India)

Spanish[edit]

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Bombay m

  1. Mumbai, Bombay (a megacity, the capital of Maharashtra, India)

Tagalog[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish Bombay.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Bom‧bay
  • IPA(key): /bomˈbaj/, [bumˈbaɪ̯]

Noun[edit]

Bombáy

  1. (colloquial, sometimes offensive) Indian (a person of Indian ancestry, or resembling one)
    Synonym: Indiyano
    • 1990, Regalado Trota José, Pacific Asia Museum, Images of faith: religious ivory carvings from the Philippines
      Lalong makikilala ang impluwensiya ng mga Intsik, Kastila, at Amerikano sa sining ng Pilipino; nandoon na rin, bagama't hindi pa gaanong napapag aralan, ang impluwensiya ng mga Bombay, Hapon at Mehikano. Maging ang likha ng mga ...
    • 1986, National Mid-week
      ... sa lupain ng mga Bombay, ganito ang ating nata- mong medalya: 2 ginto, 3 pilak, 9 na tanso. Mas malapit tayo sa mga kulelat kesa sa mga nangu- nguna noong 1982. Ngayon 1986, inaasam-asam ni Sering na magiging ganito ang ating ...
    • year unknown, The Diliman Review
      0 haharap, o haharap ang lahat na, Sa lunsod ay hahalik sa mapang-aliping pagsamba: Mga intsik, tikas Hapon, mga Bombay o Aleman, Mga Inglis, Amerikano, milyonaryo ng lipunan, Pulitiko at ismagler, ang lilisan sa Forbes Park, Sakay ...

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Bombáy

  1. Indian (of or pertaining to India)
    Synonyms: Indiyano, Indiyan
  2. (colloquial, loosely) with South Asian features (of a person)

Proper noun[edit]

Bombáy

  1. Bombay (the capital of Maharashtra, India)