In North India
(primarily in Hindi speaking areas) pappu is used
as a nickname
DEF. 1) a typically shy/inept male.
DEF. 2) someone who shows an uncanny level of innocence or introversion.
Recently, the definition has evolved to a more glorious connotations thanks to a popular Bollywood
song 'Pappu can't dance sala' where the new dimensions attached
are a departure
from the conventional definition.
The new 'pappu' refers to
DEF. 3) an individual who is accomplished, well-off and able. A Renaissance
Man of sorts.
NB: The song associates the following traits
in 'Pappu': Muscular, Popular
, Bachelor, Has a fast vehicle, Popular
with the ladies, Light
Blue Eyes, Looks Caucasian, Has a Rado Watch, Wears Gucci Perfume, A Star, Bound to become famous, Has an advanced degree
(MBA), Holidays in France, Plays the guitar
However, in South India
, 'pappu' is used
DEF. 4) a bland dish made of lentil mash
DEF. 5) an innocent/boring
DEF. 6) a young child
1) Yaar! Leh... Pappu
aa gaya! (Dude! Here comes the shy guy!)
2) Yeh tho pappu
hai! (He is naive!)
3) Yeh tho pappu
hai! (He is the man!)
Hako. (Give me some lentil mash)
5) Ivan pappu
aakum! (He is innocent!)
karskundu ba! (Bring the child!)