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    what is meant of jugaad

    when i want Jaipur's in India i heard this word 'jugaad' from a Indian's mouth can you tell me what is meant of jugaad please i am so confused i couldn't find it Indian and English dictionary.

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    Re: what is meant of jugaad

    Quote Originally Posted by sunil_kmr19 View Post
    when i want Jaipur's in India i heard this word 'jugaad' from a Indian's mouth can you tell me what is meant of jugaad please i am so confused i couldn't find it Indian and English dictionary.
    Can you give us more context, to help us guess? I don't know what Jaipur's is. Isn't Jaipur a place?

    By some very remote chance, might this be related to the idiom '[Well] I'll be jiggered' - an ejaculation denoting disbelief? I imagine an Indian speaker, faced with the unfamiliar word 'jiggered', might copy it and get the vowels wrong.... [OK, not very credible, but I tried.]

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    "Juggaad" is a Hindi colloqual term which means to manage or repair things with available means/material for a short term solution. the english equivelant word for this could be "bricolage", but I would like to have confirmation on this word.

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    Re: what is meant of jugaad

    Quote Originally Posted by Romel Panzer View Post
    "Juggaad" is a Hindi colloqual term which means to manage or repair things with available means/material for a short term solution. the english equivelant word for this could be "bricolage", but I would like to have confirmation on this word.
    Thanks for the info; is the term a verb ('to manage...') or a noun ('bricolage')?

    Bricolage is French; I've never met it in English. Verbs in this sort of area include 'botch up', 'lash up', and 'munge' (all informal).

    Nouns in this sort of area include 'lash-up' and 'botch[ed] job' (informal) and 'jury-rig'. A complex, eccentric, and often amateurish set-up is a 'Heath Robinson'. A botch job can sometimes be a Heath Robinson too, but a Heath Robinson can be made entirely of new elements.

    W. Heath Robinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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