Definition of chamcha in English:

chamcha

noun

Indian
informal
  • An obsequious person.

    ‘the boss came in with his chamchas’
    • ‘Shahrukh will be travelling with his sister and 5 other chamchas from college plus 50 extras who are well trained in every dance sequence.’
    • ‘We can use this to silence politicians giving non-stop bhashans, their chamchas raising slogans, actors and actresses blowing their trumpets, sportsmen speaking pretences of their knee injuries and so on.’
    • ‘When people do something out of character, it is called ‘quixotic’: foolhardy attempts are known as ‘tilting at the windmills’; and what does one call an ideal chamcha?’
    • ‘There are chamchas all around who don't seem to follow any logic in giving rational advice to her on issues confronting the party.’
    toady, creep, crawler, fawner, flatterer, flunkey, truckler, groveller, doormat, lickspittle, kowtower, obsequious person, minion, hanger-on, leech, puppet, spaniel, uriah heep
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Origin

From Urdu čamča ‘large spoon, ladle’, from Persian.

Pronunciation

chamcha

/ˈtʃʌmtʃə/