kunjoos

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kunjoos ‎(plural not attested)

  1. (India) A miser.
    • 1995, "Simul Parikh", Marriage Info... (on newsgroup rec.music.indian.misc)
      Must have no desire to work
      Must not mind husband being a kunjoos
      Does not mind cooking, cleaning, and having a smile on her face always
    • 2005, Manzur Murshed, Broken Milestones (page 433)
      "Sala you are a kunjoos," he says. "Don't be mean. After I am going to be your brother-in-law." "Don't be presumptuous," I say.
    • 2007, Vivek Iyer, Whiskey's Secret (page 50)
      You really are kunjoos!" Sumati complained, her Ludhiana background asserting itself in the accent she gave the Hindi word for miser.