Bollywood

noun
Bol·​ly·​wood | \ ˈbä-lē-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce Bollywood (audio) \

Definition of Bollywood

: 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 Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bollywood. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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