Catch up on Pune's lingo: here are some acronyms, short forms and slang!


Aai-ga Remembering Mother after expressing surprise / shock.
ABC Appa Balvant Chowk
AFMC Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
AISSMS COEP All India Shree Shivaji Memorial Society's College Of Engineering, Pune.
Ambawadi Mango-flavoured sweetmeat that is a speciality of Pune
Amrutatulya The tea and coffee shops. The taste of tea served can be matched by no fivestar hotel in the city.
Asiad Bus The Pune-Mumbai-Pune bus service that is run every 15 minutes by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation.
Bhakharwadi Spicy, crunchy savoury that is a speciality of Pune. Sold by several of the city's sweet shops.
BAPU Balgandharva Pula
Bhangar Waste, Hopeless
Bharati Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering.
Bhannat Very good
Bishopite Student of Bishops School, Staveley Road
Bremen Circle A junction in Aundh Pune that has been beautified with help from Bremen, Germany, a sister city of Pune.
Blue D The Blue Diamond Hotel at Koregaon Park
BMCC Brihan Maharashtra College Of Commerce
BVMC Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical college
Camp Downtown area under the administration of the Army
Cantonment Army base in several of the cityís areas
CHAVA Boyfriend
CHAVI Girlfriend
Chowpatty Large open air snack/Fast-Food area in Camp
CME College of Military Engineering, Dapodi
COEP College Of Engineering Pune: The nationís first and oldest
Cutting 1/2 glass of tea..
Dada Used to describe someone with great abilities in some field. Himanshu Laghate
Deccan The Deccan Gymkhana area in Shivajinagar.
DP Road Development Plan Road: Unnamed new road
DP Road Dhole Patil Road: a downtown business district area
DQ Deccan Queen (Train running between Pune and Mumbai)
Ek Number First class quality
FC College Fergusson College, Shivajinagar
Fergy Fergusson College, Shivajinagar
Gadi People elsewhere may be referring to their car by this name, but proud two wheeler owners of Pune always like to call their 2 wheelers by this name
GangaJamuna Mixture of Santri and Mosambi juice.
Ghat Hep Ghati girl turned hep
IUCAA Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics
Janata Bus PMT and PCMT buses with blue bands that stop on request
Jabari Too Good
Jhakhass Too Good
JM Road Jungali Maharaj Road, Shivajinagar
Juna Bazaar The biweekly flea market in the old city
Kalla Anything which is the Best
Katta Regular informal meeting place
Keshav A mediocre, middle aged Puneri, mostly a clerk or something.
Khabri Informer
Khatri Aadmi Dangerous Man
KNP Kamla Nehru Park off Bhandarkar Road. A popular evening recreational spot.
Kutchi Dhabeli Popular hot-and-sweet savoury made with loaves of bread
Lakdi Pul Sambhaji Bridge
Loyolite Student of Loyola school.
Maaby Mahabaleshwar, popular hill station, 125 km away
Mam Greeting term used by Kirkeeans
Mama Policeman
MaNaPa Shortform for Mahanagar Palika
Mandai The old market in the heart of the old city
MaraMari Fresh Hot Tea mixed with Old Tea
Mastani Dessert speciality of the city: fruits, milk and icecream
MG Road Mahatma Gandhi Road, a shopping thoroughfare
NIC National Informatics Centre
NIV National Institute of Virology
Numavi Nutan Marathi Vidyalaya and Nuste Mavali Vidyarthi
P1 Parking on this side on odd dates (1,3,5...)
P2 Parking on this side on even dates (2,4,6...)
Padik Doing Nothing
Pavtya Villager
PC Poona Club
PCMC Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation
PCMT Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Transport
PICT Pune Institute Of Computer Technology...
PMC Pune Municipal Corporation
PMT Pune Municipal Transport
Punekar Marathi for resident of Pune city
Roops Roopali Restaurant, F.C Road
Sant Vasant St. Vincents High School
Sadashiv Pethi Typical Puneri
Sahee Damn good
SB Road The Famous Senapati Bapat Road
Six-seater or Tumtum Cheap three-wheel public transport vehicle that seats six and also known as "dukkar".
SP College Sir Parshurambhau College, Sadashiv Peth
SPDP Popular snack Shev Batata Dahi Puri
STES Sinhgad Technical Educational Society, Sinhgad Road, Vadgaon Budruk
St. Abby's Abhinav Vidyalaya English Medium High School
St. Vimlies Vimalabai Garware High School
Solar booth Solar-powered traffic booths at intersections to aid traffic and pedestrians
Symbi Symbiosis College
Symbite Students of Symbiosis college.
Tapri Place to hang out, have chai, cigarettes , etc
TDS Ten Downing Street, A popular pub in downtown Pune
TP Time Pass
TTMM Tujhe Tu Majhe Me (Self contribution for joint party)
Three-seater (Rickshaw) Small three wheeler public transport vehicle that seats three
Vaddil Literally dad. figuratively, anything that demands respect.
Vaish Vaishali Restaurant, FC Road
VIT Vishwakarma Institute of Technology
Vincentian Student / Ex-student of St.Vincent's High School
Waiit Uchcha Too good (VIT slang)
Wadia Wadia College
Wadian Students of Wadia College
YCMH Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital,Pimpri
Zabra- Great
Zango very gaudy fashioned (usually clothes) Can be surely seen at : Modern or Garware college.
Zang-Thang Funky, Hi-fi
ZATAK Classic
Z-bridge The 2 wheeler bridge connecting Jangali Maharaj Road and the road near Kulkarni Petrol Pump.
ZP Zilla Parishad
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