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Bollywood

[bol-ee-woo d]
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noun
  1. the motion-picture industry of India, based in Bombay.
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Origin of Bollywood

blend of Bombay and Hollywood
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Bollywood

noun
  1. informal
    1. the Indian film industry
    2. (as modifier)a Bollywood star
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Word Origin

C20: from Bo (mbay) + (Ho) llywood
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Word Origin and History for bollywood

Bollywood

"film industry based in Mumbai, India," 1977, from Bombay (old name of Mumbai) + Hollywood.

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