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Bollywood

[ bol-ee-wood ]
/ ˈbɒl iˌwʊd /
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noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for Bollywood

Bollywood
/ (ˈbɒlɪˌwʊd) /

noun

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

Word Origin for Bollywood

C20: from Bo (mbay) + (Ho) llywood
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