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The language "Tamil" has 882 entries

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Definition

Literally means bear intruding a Siva pooja.

An intruder/buzz killer when something interesting is happening like husband and wife making merry at beach and one boring uncle recognizes them there and sits next to them, talking and spoils their evening.

Or a mama who is uninvited for a game of cards or alcohol party comes and sits against our will and we can't tell him to leave, out of courtesy. That, my friend, is Siva poojai la karadi.

Usage

In famous Rajnikanth movie Thillu Mullu (1981), comedian Thengai Srinivasan knocks the door while Rajni plays cards and boozes with friends. Rajni says," yaaru da adhu poojai velaila?". Thengai says,"Karadi"

Murugesan uncle saw me in Skywalk mall when I went there with Kavitha. Apppa Muruga, he didn't see Kavitha, thank god, otherwise gone case. Twenty minutes he was putting blade and Kavitha was sitting far away till he went. Thoo, Siva poojai la karadi maadhri he came.

Added 2014-07-01 by Ulsoor Kichcha

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamilnadu

Related Terms

Bore !, gated-community

vambu

\va-mbu\
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Gossip. Also anglicized as a verb to vambing.

Usage

Hey thambi! All that talk about Priya is vambu, man!
Added 2014-07-01 by Hellsangel

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

Eating my head, Gupshup

dubak

\do baak\
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Definition

Stupid or simply dumbo who speaks nonsense every time in a group discussion.
Original word: dubakur

Usage

Usage: dey dubak what are you trying to tell,
Shut up you dubak.
What kind of a Dubak are you macha.
Added 2014-06-07 by elkebee

Root

Tamil

cultivated

\kultivated\
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discard formal attire on return to residence

Usage

Inda shirte,tie yellam kultidingol,get cultivated pa !
Added 2014-05-26 by lobsaru

Lie Maami

\la-e maa-me\
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Commonly used by the non tamil speaking population in densely tamil speaking areas and words like "maami" unintentionally part of their vocabulary. It literally means "mother-in-law" or can also be used to refer to an "aunt". "lie-maami" is hence the terms often used to refer to anyone who is suspected for telling a lie.

Usage

Poorvi : Hey ya boja, what did you do today?
Boja : Nothing re. Just chillin' at home
Poorvi: Ehhh lie-maani. I saw you ordering masala chai one by two in Majestic. Dont lie to my face ok.
Added 2014-05-07 by sakku

Root

Tamil

Related Terms

Lying with, Maami, liar
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Lie Maami

\la-e maa-me\
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Commonly used by the non tamil speaking population in densely tamil speaking areas and words like "maami" unintentionally now become part of their vocabulary. "Maami" literally means "mother-in-law" or can also be used to refer to an "aunt". "lie-maami" is hence the terms often used to refer to anyone who is suspected for telling a lie.

Usage

Poorvi : Hey ya boja, what did you do today?
Boja : Nothing re. Just chillin' at home.
Poorvi: Ehhh lie-maami! I saw you ordering masala chai one by two in Majestic. Dont lie to my face ok!
Added 2014-04-28 by sakku

Root

Tamil

Related Terms

Maami, liar
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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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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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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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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