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Help with this word..


Help with this word..
Hi everybody,
I have watched the film "Slumdog millionaire" and I heard this word: basher
What does it mean? Can you help me?
Thanks a million :)

4 Jan 2011      


Hi there!

I īve found two meanings for the word...I don īt recall the exact context from the movie, but here they are:

Basher (بشر) is the Arabic word for face. In Islamic context, it refers to one or several humans or man (as in mankind). (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basher_%28Islamic_term%29)

One who bashes something, figuratively or literally. (source: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/basher)

Hope I īve helpedSmile

4 Jan 2011     



5 Jan 2011     


Read here what the Urban dictionary says about the word.

5 Jan 2011     


Prem Kumar: [starting lines] So Jamal, tell me something about yourself. 
Jamal Malik: I work in a call centre in Juhu. 
Prem Kumar: Phone basher! And what type of call centre would that be? 
Jamal Malik: XL5 mobile phones. 
Prem Kumar: Ohh... so you īre the one who calls me up every single day of my life with special offers? 
Jamal Malik: Actually I īm an assistant. 
Prem Kumar: An assistant phone basher? And what does an assistant phone basher do exactly? 
Jamal Malik: I get tea for people and... 
Prem Kumar: Chaiwalah! Well ladies and gentlemen, Jamal Malik, garma garam chai dene walah from Mumbai, lets play Who Wants To Be A Millionaire! 

Another word for phone basher could be telemarkete(e)r I suppose. 

5 Jan 2011