American-Born Confused Desi.
An originally derogatory term, now sometimes embraced in much the same way other racial epithets have been. However, ABCD is generally used by NRI
s to describe desi
s that have "abandoned" their heritage and assimilated into American culture, and are therefore "confused".
'American Desi' is a film which describes the difficulties of an ABCD who encounters NRIs when he goes away to college.