British Colonial Slang (En-En)

British Colonial Military Terms and Soldier Slang

Many British military slang words had their origin in India and spread from there throughout the Empire. In this list, I put those Indian words and phrases that were Anglicized and that I think native Indians would not have used, such as pukka sahib. In the Indian list, I put words that I think might have been used by either British or Indians or words that were specific to India and Afghanistan. This is a purely subjective placement and very likely full of errors. I could put certain words in both lists, but that, too, would likely be wrong, and placing them in only one list requires less effort from me…

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