I've come across a reference to an old movie called "Funtoosh" (written
as "phanToosh"). I think this means something like "washed up", "finished".
But I can't seem to find the word in any dictionary - and I've looked
in the Hindi Shabd Sagar, the Manak Hindi Kosh as well as a couple of
Marathi, Gujarati and Punjabi dictionaries.
Could someone tell me what language this word is from, and whether I've
got the meaning correct.
This word is really troubling me - no doubt because Aus. is coming up
against India tonight (well, tonight our time), and after all the trouble
that's being going on, I'm afraid that we'll be "funtoosh" by the end
: I've come across a reference to an old movie called "Funtoosh" (written
: as "phanToosh"). I think this means something like "washed up", "finished".
Frankly, David I dunno. I always assumed that it meant a funloving
happy-go-lucky character. Your interpretation would lend a whole new
meaning to the movie's title for me. I think I need to go and listen to
Dukhi man mere one more time....:)
I think it is a slang. It certainly is used in Bihar. I never heard
anybody using it to mean finished. It is used as a derogatory term,
for someone who has no work, does nothing useful, synonymous to