The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "South India" has 750 entries

Pickle John

\pee-kal jo-hun\
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This term is used to describe those Men wearing awkward clothing, like an eye-sore. Fullu "Jatang" clothes.

Usage

Oh, look what Amir wore for this song! Pavam, that Choreographer made him look like Uncle John. Fullu bright yellow pants and all ya.
Added 2014-04-15 by Zon

Root

English

Region

South India

Related Terms

Chutney Mary, jatang
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Definition

Good for nothing, useless

Usage

Rajesh: Maga did you finally send Lalita friend request on FB?

Kumar: No da. Not yet.

Rajesh: Yappa! Wotla No.1 you are!!!

Added 2013-11-04 by The lost Murthy

Root

Kannada

Region

South India
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Mixed up or messed up in the head.

Usage

(The day of the exam when that one nerd child imparts gyan to the not so nerdy children of the class who just want to pass.)

Rohini(The nerd child): So Ginsberg was talking about how capitalism had stolen America of its beauty and he is searching for Whitman's image of America. See you can talk about Marx and his idea of capitalism. Oh oh oh you can also bring in the stuff you learnt in Post colonial studies. But don't talk too much about those other guys we learnt because their idea aren't in tandem with Ginsberg's.

Arun (To the other not so nerdy child): Maga everything is chow chow bath ra. Fail only today. Ayyo!

Added 2013-11-04 by The lost Murthy

Root

Kannada

Region

South India

Chhe

\chhé\
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Definition

- that's ridiculous
- what crap!

Usage

Used to express mock or real disgust/exasperation

usage: chhe! apppa?.. vaaaat should we do with youuu appa?
(a rhetorical question)

Delivery tips:-
* strong double aspiration on the chh.. and a short, sharp é as in édward.
** said in mock disgust with a smile, accompanied by a quick open-palmed strike of the forehead, with closed eyes.. then eyes reopening to said smile accompanied by (a) a shrug of the shoulders or (b) 2 or 3 quick side-to-side pendulum-like sways of the chin, followed by a "knowing look". Smile can be sardonic or friendly and, along with body language, conveys desired intent.
*** wearing glasses & sporting a beard optional

Added 2013-07-20 by rajeo

Root

Sanskrit

Region

South India

Related Terms

chhee

Terms referencing this

DD
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Definition

denotes extreme acceleration capability, 0-60 in 15 seconds, maybe 100 in 45 :) usually used in relation to extreme bikes like the Roadking and the Bullet

Usage

machan, you bought a Yezdi eh? wow ra! Sakkat pulling it has! give off one ride man.
Added 2013-06-11 by sykil

thalchify

\thal-chi-fiy\
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to temper.. (the dal) or pepper water as the case may be. May also be used to denote a solid plastering session that someone just had with a parent or boss.

Usage

Mum screaming at the top of her voice: Susan, can you please thalchify the dal and bring it to the table? baba's made susu in his pants..

Dad thalchified Richard this morning for scoring a motte in maths!

Added 2013-06-11 by sykil
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Yugadi is the New Year's festival for people of the Deccan Region of India (Karnataka, Maharashtra, AP, Tamil Nadu & Kerala).

It's name comes from the Sanskrit words yuga ("age") + adi ("new"') ie "the beginning of a new age". It's that day of the year when people take a break and say no to work. They get together in welcoming spring. The day begins with everyone wearing new clothes and offering prayers at temples. Bevu Bella (a mix of neem leaves and flowers and jaggery) is prepared and everyone partakes of it - driving home the message that both joy (jaggery) and sorrow (bitter neem) should be taken in the right spirit.

Its a day of institutionalized loafing and TP

Usage

Markiv: Why are you wearing new clothes?
Arjun: Yugadi bugger
Markiv: Ah! new pinch!
Added 2013-04-24 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Sanskrit

Region

South India

Related Terms

bevu bella, Diwali Mela

Yelnir

\yeL-knee-r\
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Definition

Tender coconut water. Available nearly everywhere in south India, esp. the hottest places in AP, TN and Kerala. Cost varies between 10 bucks and 20 bucks. Available in two variants, one with the flesh and one with more water.
Most popular drink for summer.

Usage

Ram: Ley maga, let's go have yelnir come ra.
Shyam: Ya bugger. This coke-shoke is getting more and more kastly daily.
Added 2013-04-18 by feel pannuvai

Root

Kannada

Region

South India
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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
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Phrase. February 24, 2014, Word of the Day
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Definition

A phrase referring to the act/s of:
Making one's own molehills look like a mountain.
A person acting pricy for no apparent reason.

Also used when you are feeling J about someone that might have a legitimate reason to show off.

Usage

Raja - Dai I just had a crazy encounter with an Anaconda da!
Revi - Eyyy. You went to Mysore zoo and saw Anaconda in the cage. Chumma don't put scene.

Latha - Look at that Simmi ya. So much scene she is putting. Just because that college stud is putting kann on her it simms.

Added 2013-03-23 by LOTUS

Root

English

Region

South India