from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An alcoholic drink of North India and Pakistan, made from from yeast fermentation of sugar cane or wheat husk, and often brewed illegally.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word tharra.


  • For example, just because the Koran mentions the word "tharra" (atom), he alleges that the Muslim holy book is the "mother" of all "scientific books".

    Welcome to Islam-Watch Dr Sami Alrabaa 2009


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "The number of teenagers in the city drinking locally made liquor called tharra is fast increasing.

    The sale and purchase of this liquor is rising in the slums and low-income localities. Apart from the countless who have fallen in addiction to this liquor, there are thousands of teenagers drinking this local brand also known in the market as kuppi, bambaat, katchi shraab and kutta maar.

    This liquor is life-threatening and its worst side-effects include loss of eyesight and destroyed liver.

    It claimed a number of lives last year when scores of users in Kharadar, Baldia Town and Chakiwara fell sick after drinking the liquor that had turned poisonous."

    - Intikhab Ali, Use of ‘tharra’ rises alarmingly,, 15 Sep 2005.

    April 15, 2011