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[mass noun] A blend of Hindi and English, in particular a variety of English used by speakers of Hindi, characterized by frequent use of Hindi vocabulary or constructions.
- ‘A lad in camouflage pants bounces around on a pink plastic sofa spouting Hinglish, Hindi-English pop talk.’
- ‘Indian English is a much broader notion than Hinglish, applicable to the whole of India, including those regions where other languages are used.’
- ‘Today Hinglish (English with Hindi words) or Pinglish (English with Punjabi words) is acceptable to a wide cross-section of people.’
- ‘Entries can be sent in any language - Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu and, of course, Hinglish.’
- ‘The patrons came more on zippy two wheelers, wearing dungarees, talking a combination of Kannada, Hinglish, and English.’
- ‘What I find particularly fascinating is that this new way of speaking, often referred to as Hinglish, is playing a growing role in advertising.’
- ‘Here is a magazine article on a more code-switching version of Hinglish.’
- ‘Research for the new edition of the Collins English Dictionary has revealed that Hinglish words are being increasingly used in English.’
- ‘It is not the Stardust [magazine] kind of Hinglish, but a conscious take from Hindi film dialogues and popular TV commercials.’
- ‘In this movie, important sequences of the film are in English - in fact, it's a Hinglish movie.’
- ‘Today, when he speaks to a top-heavy group of foreign economists and analysts in a Hinglish patois there is no trace of embarrassment.’
- ‘But ouch, there comes her boyfriend with a Hinglish tongue and a punkish plucky attitude.’
- ‘After all, the Indians have introduced Hinglish, a mixture of Hindi and English!’
- ‘The album has an international touch with techno-beats interspersed with Punjabi folk and a fair amount of Hinglish mixed with Punjabi lyrics.’
- ‘Most Indians seem to enjoy using Hinglish and local attitudes towards imperfect English have changed.’
- ‘In the long run, we can expect Hinglish to influence English in many fields, in the same way that Latin and French have over several centuries.’
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