Definition of chamcha in English:



  • An obsequious person.

    ‘the boss came in with his chamchas’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are chamchas all around who don't seem to follow any logic in giving rational advice to her on issues confronting the party.’
    • ‘Shahrukh will be travelling with his sister and 5 other chamchas from college plus 50 extras who are well trained in every dance sequence.’
    • ‘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?’
    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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From Urdu čamča ‘large spoon, ladle’, from Persian.