Gattuss [Pronounced gat-us]:

1. A rubber patch glued between the hole in your cars bald tire and the inner tube to avoid further embarrassment (Usually done as an emergency procedure on a rusty 1971 VW Beetle).

2. A doomed temporary band aid applied to a critical problem in the hopes of finding a permanent solution e.g. launching dozens of cruise missiles in the Libyan no-fly zone and then wondering why "The Resistance" in the spray painted Toyota pickup hasn't toppled Qaddafi yet.

3. The way Pakistan and most Pakistanis survive, by applying gattuss upon gattuss.

4. My favorite Urdu word along with Chaspaan and Potty.