History of words and phrases

Dungarees: This word came from the name of the cloth, in Hindi, of the very thick cotton cloth used for tents and sails in India.


Beat around the bush: To approach a subject/matter in a roundabout way, indirectly. From a term used in bird hunting.


Bandanna: In Hindi Sanskrit it means to tie. The word came from India and referred to a triangular scarf worn around the head or neck by English aristocracy in India.

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