- A common Indian last name, like Smith or Jones

- Theres a 95% chance the Patel you know is rich, if he isn't he owns a shop or a subway - Indians are the wealthiest group of people in America, they have a median income $20,000 higher than the median white income

- Almost always ridiculously smart

- Might own a motel
Look there goes another Dr Patel in his Bentley
by NYCMAN October 21, 2009

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A person who goes to a store and asks for a discount on an already discounted item
Yo Vlad, you see that "Patel" over there? Give him that 2% discount and call it a day.
by James Werdsbond July 15, 2010

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short-hand for the incredible store "Patel Brothers" which showcases free mango juices on Tuesdays.

*Do not go into the back...
Man, did you see that crazy half-price sale at Patel Brothers?
by Djinters January 20, 2010

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The most common last name derived from Indian heritage.
It's like Smith to America and Patel to India.
THEY ARE EVERYWHERE
Indian person 1: I really wish I was a Patel
Indian person 2: You are, actually. Everyone here is somehow a Patel LOL

Indian person 1: NOOOOOOOO
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of Indian origin, lower-class motel owners who are uneducated, those that give other Indian people a bad reputation, classless, and very uncultured; makes other Indian people embarrassed
Indian 1: Did you see all those Patels?

Indian 2: Yeah, those people are nasty - living in those roach motels and proud of their ignorance.
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Term in the car bussiness describing all people from the middle east. Also least favorite type of people to work with due to the fact that you cant make any commision on them. No matter what the price is, its to high
So how did you do with your deal Bill
Are you kidding I had a Patel I worked for free today
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An Indian who has lived in America for the majority of their life but has still managed to maintain a terrible Indian accent. They frequently call people who annoy them "hoes" or "hoebag". They don't wear their heart on their sleeves but on their face, as demostrated by their vivid facial expressions.
"Hey, what did that Patel say to you?"

"That damn biznatch said, 'Ya hoe!' just because I asked if she straightened her hair"
by Ms. Sondak February 25, 2009

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