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Definition 1 of 2

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Privileged, priestly caste of India. Hold high posts everywhere- be it gorement, academic institutions or industry- but still feel wronged and ignored by reservation.

Usage

"These brahmins no, they keep denying the existence of caste, though they let any non-brahmin know within 5 minutes of meeting them how "brahmin" they are!"
Added 2011-12-03 by Kochu kalli

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All India

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People

Related Terms

tambrahm, caste

Definition 2 of 2

brahmin

\bra-min\
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Historically, the learned member of the population. Now, the one most affected by reservation, requiring 99.95% in an exam to think of applying anywhere. Also, if you thought all brahmins were the same, may lightning strike you sinner-there's Iyer, Iyengar, Madhava and oh so many more- the main difference being the day they celebrate all the Hindu festivals. This population is now almost extinct in India due to a huge exodus 'to do Higher Studies' in the US, mostly pertaining to the 'Software' field.

Usage

All these brahmins no? Too much only They behave like they are more superior than the rest of us just because they wear a ridiculous thread.
Added 2011-08-21 by VisualAcuity

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Multiple

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All India

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People