Definition of Bollywood by Merriam-Webster

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Bol·​ly·​wood | ˈbä-lē-ˌwu̇d

: the motion-picture industry in India

First Known Use of Bollywood

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bollywood

Bombay (Mumbai), traditional center of the Indian film industry + Hollywood

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“Bollywood.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 November 2019.

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a stupid person or a mongrel dog

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