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short for "talcum powder". talcum powder was used freely as a general "coating" from face to other body parts. It was used on the face to add to the "fairness" of the person. Powder could usually be located in a DT in a colorful plastic box with a round puff

Usage

snow is not enough on your face Sheela. apply some powder also on your face. Have you seen how fair your classmate Roopa was looking yesterday?
Added 2011-07-25 by sykil

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

DT, snow, puff

Terms referencing this

puff, DT, snow