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Mami in Tamil means a traditional Tam Bram (Tamil Brahmin) wife. A conservative (not broad minded) and 'good' girl with no sense of fashion or smartness is dismissed as a 'Mami' as opposed to the babes and chicks.

Usage

Daughter: Amma you can't be serious! You expect me to wear these heavy pattu sari, mallipoo, bindi and temple jewels? I will look like a proper Maami even before the wedding.
Mother: Shut up for once and do as I say...the groom is foreign-returned, very good catch. You must look like a good girl from decent phamily else they will reject you. You are already 27 and not yet married.
Daughter: But Amma I can be a good girl without looking like a Mami...what will the foreign-returned groom think?
Mother: Stupid girl, don't be so innocent. Foreign-returned boys only marry good girls and not fast chicks...
Daughter: Amma!!
Added 2011-08-28 by Khiti-Mithi

Root

Tamil

Region

Chennai

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People

Terms referencing this

pattu saree

Definition 2 of 2

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Definition

Mami in Tamil means a traditional Tam Bram (Tamil Brahmin) wife. A conservative (not broad minded) and 'good' girl with no sense of fashion or smartness is dismissed as a 'Mami' as opposed to the babes and chicks.

Usage

Daughter: Amma you can't be serious! You expect me to wear these heavy pattu sari, mallipoo, bindi and temple jewels? I will look like a proper Maami even before the wedding.
Mother: Shut up for once and do as I say...the groom is foreign-returned, very good catch. You must look like a good girl from decent phamily else they will reject you. You are already 27 and not yet married.
Daughter: But Amma I can be a good girl without looking like a Mami...what will the foreign-returned groom think?
Mother: Stupid girl, don't be so innocent. Foreign-returned boys only marry good girls and not fast chicks...
Daughter: Amma!!
Added 2011-08-27 by Khiti-Mithi

Root

Tamil

Region

Chennai

Categories

People

Terms referencing this

pattu saree