- the motion-picture industry of India, based in Bombay.
Origin of Bollywood
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Examples from the Web for bollywood
I think people think that I would just wake up in the morning and do Bollywood or the waltz, things I had never done before.'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner Ricky Ubeda Is Adorable, and Tired
September 4, 2014
Bollywood films allow for skin and sexuality, which is a big departure from the more conservative Islamic culture.Kabul's Major Motion Picture: Cinema's Rebirth in Afghanistan
April 13, 2014
It just happens that the biggest movie in Bollywood history is completely illogical.
The only sensible explanation is that Bollywood films are unfairly held to a lower standard.
Sometimes the two work symbiotically—a number of Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan promote skin lighteners in print and on TV.Changing Western Beauty Ideals: Nina Davuluri and Julie Chen
September 25, 2013
- the Indian film industry
- (as modifier)a Bollywood star
C20: from Bo (mbay) + (Ho) llywood
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Word Origin and History for bollywood
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