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The region "Tamil Nadu" has 388 entries

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

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thevdiya

boost complan viva horlicks

\Boosht, caamplaaan , viva, aarlicks\
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Definition

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

Soobar ba

\Soo-bar-baa\
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Definition

This is a colloquial tamil accent for the english word 'Super', often used for appreciation and when overwhelmed.

Usage

Rajendran: Hey you just got married, why did you come to work so soon?
Arya: Illa Sir. There're lot of pending works. Work is my first wife, Sir.
Rajendran: Wow! Soobar ba! This month Rs.5000 increment.
Added 2014-01-20 by Chennaivaasi

goniya

\gho-ni-yang\
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Definition

something happened unexpectedly by his/her friends. At that moment the person using his reaction with goniya..

Usage

adan-goniya! Whatta surprise!
Added 2013-06-05 by Thinker

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

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Ayo

talley

\Tall-eeeeee\
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Definition

A talley would be someone who is overly tall, with a whole weather zone in their height.
Essentially speaking , you would have to walk on ladders to reach their height, and attitude.

Usage

Praveen is a talley :P
Added 2013-05-14 by Vaaar

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

Tall people

Military hotel

\Milltree otal\
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Definition

Euphemism for a restaurant in Tamil Nadu that serves mottai (eggs), mutton rice and chicken chettinad; basically a small town restaurant in Tamil Nadu that serves non-vegetarian food. Apparently being in the military and meat eating is highly correlated for Tamilians, how else do you explain the name. You will also find a slate board with the Words "Meals Ready" make its appearance twice a day "bang outside" the restaurant, at which time tens of folks in lungis and banians can be found making a beeline for hot military meals.

Usage

Meals Ready at Thambi's Military Restaurant. Everyone enjoy lipsmacking mutton rice.
Added 2013-04-27 by Paanini

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In Karnataka, specially south karnataka, Military hotel means, the one which serves Ragi balls (Ragi mudde) and Chicken Curry (Koli saru)

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Sori

\so-ree\
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Definition

Literal meaning is an itching sensation caused by scabies or some other multi-legged organism, that requires scratching relief. But used affectionately to refer to younger friends or family with a propensity for annoying or "bugging" behavior.

Usage

Dei sori, stop spitting watermelon seeds at me and go get a nice ripe mango from the kollipakkam!
Added 2013-04-26 by rikkitikkitavi

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Dei

\Day\
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Definition

A rough, brusque but sometimes affectionate exclamatory greeting to get one's attention, usually followed by a colorful noun and a command or question: Hey you...!

Usage

Dei somari, stop scratching your ass and help me carry these coconuts upstairs!
Added 2013-04-26 by rikkitikkitavi

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

jil jhang jhak

\jill jha-ng-u jha-ik-ku\
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Definition

woman are of 3 types.
One Jill, like the one from Jack and Jill, simply superb
Another Jhang, average in beauty
Lastly Jhak, worst

Usage

What is this da? Now a days only jhag and jhak I can see? Where are the Jills of the world?!
Added 2013-03-25 by Mokkanai

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

female, figure

Definition

Street-side food vendor serving faster-than-fast food at pocket friendly prices! Its usually a hand pulled cart with a stove/cooking gas, though you can see motorized versions too. Customers hover around the cart, stand and eat. The food is served on plates that are usually topped with a polythene sheet. Their quick-clean method of use-throw-reuse. Service is not first come first serve, the plate closest to the vendor gets served first :) Billing system is easy, you say what you ate, how much and pay for it! Taste of food is directly proportional to the crowd around the cart!

Usage

Vadivel: Dai machaan lets go to a nice place for dinner da?
Vivek: Month end paa...very tight. Kaiyendhi bhavan wonly for me today!
Added 2013-03-06 by another_dubukku

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

Muniyandi Vilas