Pav vs Vada - What's the difference?

pav | vada |

As nouns the difference between pav and vada

is that pav is peacock while vada is a type of savoury doughnut eaten as a snack in south asia.

As a verb vada is

(polari) to look (at), to see.



Etymology 1

Contraction of pavilion.


(en noun)
  • (cricket, informal)
  • * 1954 , , According to Jennings , page 80,
  • “It?s no good hanging around here. I vote we nip round to the back of the pav ,” Jennings suggested. “We might be able to see Mr Findlater and wave to him through the window.”
    They scurried round to the rear of the building where a row of windows overlooked a deserted part of the cricket ground.
  • * 2000 , , The Whole Hog , unnumbered page,
  • Up goes the finger and the Dodo snaps to attention, rams the bat under his arm (subaltern with swagger stick) and retreats to the pav with a slowness intended as silent comment on a poor decision.
  • * 2008 , Fionn Davenport, Dublin City Guide , Lonely Planet, page 166,
  • One of the most enjoyable drinking experiences in town can be had on a pleasant summer?s day on the balcony of the Pav , the cricket pavilion overlooking Trinity?s playing fields.

    Etymology 2

    Contraction of pavlova. Australian from 1966.


    (en noun)
  • (Australia, New Zealand, informal)
  • * 2003 , Stephen Downes, Advanced Australian Fare: How Australian Cooking Became the World?s Best , page 6,
  • Bert Sachse experimented for a month to create the perfect pav .
  • * 2011 , Neil Perry, Rockpool Bar & Grill: Desserts , unnumbered page,
  • I?m totally biased but I think this is the best pav' in the world. It also does nothing to clear up the argument that the ' pav is in fact from New Zealand and not Australia.
  • * 2011 , , Suzanne Gibbs, Margaret Fulton Favourites , page 194,
  • Pavlova, named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, is still just about the most popular party dessert in Australia.The following recipe was given to me by a churchgoer who won acclaim for her ‘pavs ’ and made at least five a week for members of the congregation.

    Etymology 3


    (en noun)
  • (India) Bread.
  • See also

    * pav bhaji


    * * English eponyms ----



    Etymology 1


    (en noun)
  • A type of savoury doughnut eaten as a snack in south Asia.
  • * 2008 , Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger , Atlantic 2009, p. 204:
  • I bought a tea and a potato vada , and sat under a banyan tree to eat.

    Etymology 2

    Borrowed from (etyl), ultimately from (etyl) Alan D. Corré, "Polari Words from Lingua Franca" in: A Glossary of Lingua Franca . 5th Edition, 2005


    (en verb)
  • (Polari) To look (at), to see
  • * 1997 , Ian Lucas, "The Color of His Eyes: Polari and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" in: Anna Livia, Kira Hall (editors), Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality , page 90
  • Bona to vada you
  • * 2002 , Paul Baker, Polari - The Lost Language of Gay Men , page 143:
  • Vada well: zhooshed riah, the shyckle mauve, full slap, rouge for days, fake ogle riahs, fortuni cocktail and mother's fabest slingbacks.
  • * 2004 , Paul Baker, Fantabulosa: A Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang , page 1
  • Oh vada well that omee-palone ajax who just trolled in - her with the cod lally-drags and the naff riah, dear.


    See also

    * vada pav ----