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The language "Tamil" has 876 entries

Definition

Literal translation is "son of a whore".. Used generally in an abusive context, or to insult someone. Used more rarely in a genial or friendly context. Primarily abusive.

Usage

Bala : Raj came to my house and stole my watch.

Kumar: Antha Raj irukkaane, thevdiya pullai da avan. ( That Raj, I tell you, is a son of a whore)

Added 2014-04-15 by K_TR

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

Very Bad Words

Related Terms

thevdiya

boost complan viva horlicks

\Boosht, caamplaaan , viva, aarlicks\
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Phrase.
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Definition

If you are a school/college going kid and happen to visit your distant relative living in some place in Tamil Nadu, be prepared to answer this multiple choice question during 'kaapi' time.
The question is based on the assumption that you have not come of age yet to have a cup of 'kaapi' ! What always amazed me was how was it possible for one household to stock all of these brands together!!

Usage

Mami: "Yenna papa, yenna kudikirai ? (Baby, what will you have?)
Options blurted out in one breath :"Boosht, caamplaaan, viva,aarlicks"
Added 2014-02-07 by vathakozhambu-parota

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Bournvita, Horlicks

Wokay

\vo-kay\
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Exclamation.
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Definition

It actually means 'OK' Used by south indian techers in colleges!

Usage

Student: May i come in sir ?
Sir: Wokay!
Added 2013-10-21 by fapper

Root

Tamil

Region

All India

Related Terms

ok ok only, Vokay

Terms referencing this

Ok ok, It's okay, s, seri okay, Haan, yes, Ess
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Yeppah

\ye-poh\
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Exclamation.
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Definition

One yexclamation of too much over only...

Usage

Vinay: Yeppah, too much vonly I say.

Vinay: What yeppah? Your appa vonly, I say...

Added 2013-08-05 by Yenna Rascala

Root

Tamil

Region

Bangalore

Related Terms

Ayyayyo, appaa

goniya

\gho-ni-yang\
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Exclamation.
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Definition

something happened unexpectedly by his/her friends. At that moment the person using his reaction with goniya..

Usage

adan-goniya! Whatta surprise!
Added 2013-06-05 by Thinker

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

Ayo

talley

\Tall-eeeeee\
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Adverb.
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Definition

A talley would be someone who is overly tall, with a whole weather zone in their height.
Essentially speaking , you would have to walk on ladders to reach their height, and attitude.

Usage

Praveen is a talley :P
Added 2013-05-14 by Vaaar

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

Tall people

Sori

\so-ree\
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Noun.
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Definition

Literal meaning is an itching sensation caused by scabies or some other multi-legged organism, that requires scratching relief. But used affectionately to refer to younger friends or family with a propensity for annoying or "bugging" behavior.

Usage

Dei sori, stop spitting watermelon seeds at me and go get a nice ripe mango from the kollipakkam!
Added 2013-04-26 by rikkitikkitavi

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Dei

\Day\
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Exclamation.
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Definition

A rough, brusque but sometimes affectionate exclamatory greeting to get one's attention, usually followed by a colorful noun and a command or question: Hey you...!

Usage

Dei somari, stop scratching your ass and help me carry these coconuts upstairs!
Added 2013-04-26 by rikkitikkitavi

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu
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Verb.
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Definition

The word "varen" means, "I will come". But it is used to mean the exact opposite, "I will leave."

To go" suggests "to go away for ever to heavenly abode", or "to attain the lotus feet of Rama". So, people say, "Varen", to suggest, when they are taking leave, that they will go now, but they will always come back.

Usage

Example 1:
"Seri da, macha. Varen." (Ok, da, brother-in-law. I will come.)
"Apdiyaa? Nee pore-nu nenachen." (L'that aa? I thought you are going!)
"Hahaha. Orey comedy!"

Example 2:
"Ok, thatha. Naan varen." (Ok, grandfather. I'm coming.)
"Va, va." (Come, come.)

Added 2013-04-06 by TNagarTornado

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Related Terms

Go and come

da

\daa\
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Noun.
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Definition

The south-Indian version of dude.

Usage

What da? Dhoni became duck out?
Added 2013-04-05 by sudhanva

Root

Tamil

Terms referencing this

Kane, ra, bugger, Mam
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