From Patangbaazi to Ishqbaazi, Learn the Words ‘Baazi’ Can Make
In this episode of Urdunama, we explore some baazi words – their interesting origins, histories, and usages. Tune in.
In this episode of Urdunama, we explore some baazi words – their interesting origins, histories, and usages. Tune in.(Photo: The Quint)

From Patangbaazi to Ishqbaazi, Learn the Words ‘Baazi’ Can Make

From patangbaazi (kite flying or kite making) to bahaanebaazi (making excuses). THe Urdu word baazi, which literally means a game or a bet, has been used as a suffix creating more colourful words than one can imagine. Naarebaazi, which means sloganeering, ishqbaazi which is romancing (someone), pangebaazi which is being up to some mischief... the word is immensely dynamic.

In this episode of Urdunama, we explore some baazi words – their interesting origins, histories, and usages. Tune in.

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