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Tapori (word)

Tapori literally translates into vagabond or rowdy in Hindi. Street thugs in Mumbai were perhaps the most notable taporis. Their unique style of speaking Hindi was called tapori language. They also had a unique style of dressing, which they called as tapori style. Tapori culture though resented by many is widely imitated by many as humorous or comical. It has found acceptance in Bollywood films. They are the equivalent of gangstas in Hollywood films. Their style of speaking Hindi is a mixture of many languages spoken by people in Mumbai. It has words adapted mainly from Marathi, and some from Kannada and Tamil. It also has a few Hindi words spoken by people of Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh due to heavy migration of these people to Mumbai city. Tapori is original Marathi word meaning Blossomed , fully fertile or at its peak in growth , which during its evolution/progression(towards dark side) in the Marathi language started its application to as someone with high youth elements or budding hormones and subsequent behavior of that animal/humans to establish control , create mischief , attract attention of opposite sex and other such indulgences and Bollywood being in Maharashtra (Marathi speaking state) inherited that word into its Hindi vocabulary as cool-happening style statement; all such similar words from Marathi used to be recognized in Marathi as Tapori language (i.e. words which were considered Not decent to use in regular language and are mostly used by people who are deemed anti-social or with similar stature ) all such words in Marathi got imported as is into Bambaiya Hindi with addition from Other local languages

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