Originally a respectful greeting from Hindu customs, it is now a pjorative used by English speaking Asians in reference to White backpackers in Southern and South East Asia.
A typical Namaste wears cargo shorts or elephant pants, has several Thai tattoos, yellow fever
, and practices Buddhism despite being raised Christian. They usually spend several weeks or a month in Thailand or other parts of Southeast Asia, then return to their country just to criticize all their millennial
friends for lacking experience.