Mumbai Slang – Famous Lingo Called Bambaiya Tapori Language

“Every city has its own Slang, These are famous or regularly used Lingo and Mumbai has it too. Special College Lingo with meaning also added below. Before a decade it was just famously ‘Tapori or Bambaiya (Mumbaiya) Language’, which is not so polite if you understand Hindi language. Mumbai Local people knows it well and many a times use it commonly at public places, markets etc. Many of them ignores and many in city simply enjoys that rough talks..”

Mumbai Slang Tapori Styles
Mumbai Slang Tapori Styles

Mumbai Colleges Lingo

Let’s starts with some fun..ONLY IN MUMBAI

Banana is Kela
Single is Akela
Tired is Thakela
Bored is Pakela
Stuck-up is Atkela
Angry is Satkela
Hung-up is Latkela
Lost is Bhatkela
… And Dead is Tapkela.. So funny slang right ?

College Slang Or Lingo as decoded below are something which comes and moves ahead with trend. Every year, Some of the other word pop ups from a Chillax guys in Mumbai colleges which gets popular between groups and gradually spread around other colleges. Below are some of the latest college lingo and short words and their meaning used in some top colleges of South Mumbai and suburban.

  • Sick : Is Amazing now, Yes complete meaning took the roller coaster and has formed a reverse lingo in colleges. Wait for more below.
  • Maggu : A studious bookworm type guy.
  • HMU : Its a short code, Full form of HMU is ‘Hit Me Up’. Basically telling someone to come online on some chat or whatsapp app and ping to get conversation started.
  • YAAS : A Cool way to say ‘Yes’.
  • Okurr : An example, A pal calls up another and says ‘Will pick you up in my car to college’ and in reply he says ‘Okurr’ which means ‘Ok and Thanks’.
  • Khajjal : A Confused guy. A Hindi sentence that fits in the word is ‘Abe kya Khajjal jaise dekh raha hai’.
  • Fiyahh : Referring to Controversies.
  • OTP : We all get an OTP via SMS on our phone, But here it is not ‘One Time Password’, Full Form here is ‘One True Pair’ referring to a couple seems to be a perfect match for each other, Ek Duje Ke Liye type.
  • Infi : A short word for ‘Infinite’.
  • IDK : Common on chat conversations ‘I Don’t Know’.
  • OMW : Full form ‘On My Way’.
  • LIT : This one is so different to the lingo it refers. It means ‘Exciting’ or ‘Awesome’.
  • Totes : Totally.
  • WTV : Stands for ‘Whatever’.
  • YKW : Means ‘You Know What?’, Usually used while telling someone about something.
  • Salty : This Slang refers to a Looser.
  • Polt : Politics
  • Lukkha : This one is very old and commonly used in Mumbai, Not just in colleges. Lukkha refers to a person without work with lots of time to waste. It also refers to someone negative look wise.
  • WYD : Asking ‘What You Doing ?’.
  • Adding ‘ax’ to words : A Cool way of using slangs and making it a new college lingo. Like ‘Chillax’,’Bantax’,’Kultax’.
  • Kultesh : Comes from a hindi word ‘Kulti’ which also means move away or simply go. Used in sentences like Chal yaar Kulti Marte Hai, In Short word the lingo becomes Lets ‘Kultesh’.
  • Chummeshwari : Refers to a performance or to a person directly. When someone performs outstanding, They say ‘Chummeshwari Performance’ and when referred to a person directly, It’s a compliment saying you look Cool and I Like.
  • Harkuchi : Huge or Large in Number.

City Slang Tapori Gully Boy Language

Below are the most common Hindi slang of Mumbai used by Mumbaikars while travelling in Local Trains, Bus and Market areas and other public places and is not considered stylish as lots of words are not polite. But that is Mumbai and such Tapori language is used since decades now, when city was called ‘Bombay’.

Let’s Have Some Gully Boy Slangs First

  • Gully : Street.
  • Bhai : Brother (Used for Bro).
  • Bohot Hard : Really Tough.
  • Bantai : Friend.
  • Lukkha : Workless Wanderer.
  • Shana : Smart Guy.
  • Faad de : Give your best.
  • Pantar Log : Buddies.
  • Fakkad : Foodless but Happy.
  • Machand (Machaand) : A noisy group competition full of energy and shouts.
  • Ghanta : Multiple meanings as this word is used casually in many ways (Proving you wrong, Referring to male organ and more..) Exa : Usko Ghanta Maloom Hai : He Doesn’t know anything.

Special thanks to all the friends who commented below and added weight to the slang. Bole toh, Thank you Ha Bidu log.

Mumbai Slang(Tapori Words)Meaning
Ek Dum Jhakaas BiduYou Going Perfect
Bole TohI Mean
Waat Lag gayiI Am Screwed (Kind Of Problem Created)
Bhai Ekdum Eksat Hai (Shoe Retailers Slang)Good Quality Stuff
Kya Thakela Maal Chipka DiyaYou Gave a Bad Quality Stuff
Chal E ZanduMove away you idiot
Pani CumGenerally Referred When asking for Tea at street side tea stalls, Which means ‘Give me good Quality Tea’ with ‘less water (i.e Pani Cum)’. Otherwise referred to a person as ‘Not so cool’.
KhajoorIn Real ‘Khajoor’ means the fruit ‘Dates’, Here it again means referring a person like a stupid with no sense.
ShaaneBad Tone of Referring a person as ‘Smarty’.
FattuReferred to a Scared Person.
Vatakle IdharseMove Out of here You AssH..
SaltaleSolve it Here Only
Chipka DalGive it.
HaataBack Off
Kya Haal Hai BossHow are you dear
Kidhar Ja Raila HaiWhere are you going ?
Abe ChindiWord Chindi is kind of teasing and saying you are behaving cheap.
Buskya yaarCommon Dear (Or Exa: Common you know it dear)
Khali WaliActually words from a hindi song, But in Tapori slang it is used to say ‘Move Away’
Locha Hogaya or Lafda HogayaMessed up Or There is some problem
Chava Lagraha haiYou looking handsome
Kalti MarleLets Move Quitely From Here
Jhol Kiya Kya ?Did you used some wrong way of doing thing ?
On Mumbai Street boys talk looking at beautiful girl (Slang : Mast Item Hai Re)Wow what a beautiful babe.
Hilgaya yaarI was kind of amazed or astonished (Depends on how and what they use it.)
Abe SaaleCasual way of calling when other friend is not ready for something.
Chal Hawa Ane DeMove out of my way or be away, Kind of threatening (Typical Tapori language)
ChayylaA word used when are angry or made fool of yourself (Typical Slang).
Bohot keeda hai tere meinMeaning goes like : U messing up unnecessarily.


Chal milte haiCya OR See you later
Pakka (A word Commonly used in market or between friends)Means : Confirm right
Alibaug ka samajta Hai kya ?You think i am a fool ?
Kaat Dalega samjha kyaWill kill you
ChakkaasA word used when he feel very good about some thing, like seen a movie he says ‘Kya Chakkas movie tha re’
Fulltoo haiHe is drunk
Dimaag Ki Nas Mat KheechDont irritate me okay
Fattu haiHe is afraid or panicked
Kharcha Pani Du Kya ?Typical Tapori Language (Means : Do you want beating from me ?)
Waat lagayi re.I made a mess
Khopche Mein Lu KyaDo you want a slap from me
Raag Mat deAn action word to make someone afraid
Wo Line De Rahi HaiThat girl is intersting and giving positive signals.
Sumdi mein vatakleMove away from this place quietly
Sumdi me komdiGet work done without noticing anyone
Hawa TightShit, Scared of something.
Game BajanekaAn Awful way of referring to having ‘S*X’. Also as heard in movies, It means to Kill someone.
Sitam Cha/Dha Rela HaiGaining Fame, Gaining Popular.
Hila Dala BiduHe Stunned me, He Was Awesome.
Ekdum RawasUsually used while referring to an Attractive Lady with Beautiful Vitals.
RapchikSe*y or Attractive.
Abe DhakkanYou Fool
ChamatA Slap
Dhed Shane (used like ‘Wo Dhed Shana Hai’Acting Smart (Means : That guy acting smarter ha..)
Abe langoorAgain this one word slang means, You Fool / Idiot
Hul De Raha Hai Kya ?Are you scaring me ?
A ChoteHey Small Brother
WatakleHey Small Brother
Cutting ChaiHalf Cup of tea
Chal Nikal LeScaring other guy by saying ‘Hey You move out from here.”
Vulgar Slangs (Read Only If You Are Age 18 and Above)Meaning
GanduA vulgar word, just like one uses ‘You F*c*er’
Chutiya Samjha Hai Kya (Vulgar Language)using this bad word, trying to prove that i am smart and not fool me around ok.
Bumboo Lag GayiScrewed badly
College Campus LingoMeaning
PingingTrendy word use in replacement of ‘texting’ in mobile sms conversation.
BlabberTalking continuously on a topic, Chattering whatever comes in mind
RADLike we says, Its cool.. Now said its RAD. Actually a short word for ‘Radical’
NubeUsed to mock a person who does use much of his / her wit.
Fizz OutAn Alternate word for ‘Chill Out’
EMOAn Alternate word for ’emotional’. Like “His is getting very EMO about her’
THE PITSUsed when referring a worst condition.
ZonedRefers to state of mind. Its like i was zoned out after such long lecture in college..
SpazzedAn old English word some times used in some idiotic situation happened. E.g : Every one was looking at him as though he was spazzed (a crazy situation happened)
FacchadShowing oneself a newbiew or fresher. E.g Even i am a Facchad i was well recognized by all.
Generic SlangsMeaning
Waanda HogayaThere’s a minor problem
Jhol HogayaThere’s a Big Problem
Raada HogayaA huge problem, This slang is also used when kind of fight broken out.
Ekdum Hill jayga TuYou’ll be surprised
Chal Apun Kalti Marta HaiI am moving out of this situation
Shendi mat LagaDon’t make me fool
Chal Shane Hawa Ane DeJust get out of here, You smart fool
Aare Galat Faimi Hogayi Lagta haiA very casual Hindi slang (Possibly a Urdu word) meaning being ‘Seems like some kind of misunderstanding happened’
Tu Roz Fultu Hota Hai ?Do you drink daily?
FAT Gayi ?Are you Afraid ?
Du Kya Karcha Pani ?Shall i bash/punch you ? In Arrogant tone
Khopche mein le re iskoTake him in silent corner, Basically slang used during oral fight saying ill bash you
Kya Zakaas Item Hai ReWhat a beautiful Women
Raag Mat De (OR) Badi Badi Chod MatDon’t Bluff
LOAD nahi lanekaDon’t take tensions
Kya Zagmag / Dinchaak Kapda Pehna HaiWow you wearing a shiny clothes
Hata Sawan Ki GhataI Don’t care it anymore
Jyaada PAKAA MatDon’t bore me anymore
SUMDI me karDo the work Quietly without anyone noticing

Note : Their are more of slang which are vulgar and swear, I didn’t mind listing it here but that will affect the ranking on Google. YET YOU ARE FREE TO WRITE IT VIA COMMENT BOX BELOW…. Bole toh Likh Dalo Na Mamu… :)

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My love towards Mumbai city took me to passion blogging from hobby. Upon quitting job, now i am one of the online city & travel guide since 2007. Hope my efforts helps citizen, foreign nationals & tourists in some or other ways.

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