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jubiliation

\jubi-li-ation\
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Definition

same thing as jubilation

Usage

There's a lot of jubiliation among the spectators here, because Sachin has arrived in his Rolls Royce.
Added 2013-04-23 by oldathai

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

jubilation

Jain food

\Jain food\
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Totally vegetarian food cooked and served without the use of onion, garlic, and root vegetables.

Usage

"I am going to order Jain chaat today. No garlic, no onion."
"Why? Heavy date--aa?"
Added 2013-04-23 by oldathai

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

saatvik food

mischievious

\mis-chie-vi-ous\
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same as mischievous

Usage

"Our mythology is full of wondraful gods and goddesses. For example, Lord Krishna is a eng boy, full of mischievious pranks, like hiding the clothes of gopikas, you know, the eng girls while they are taking bath in the river."
Added 2013-04-23 by oldathai

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

mischievous

Definition

Skin color that is neither dark nor obviously light.

Usage

"Seeking alliance for 38 year-old boy, tall, single issue, divorced with no encumbrances, desires beautiful, homely, wheat-complexioned bride with Green Card."
Added 2013-04-23 by oldathai

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

marriage ads

Eatrium

\eat-ri-yum\
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Presumably a place for fine dining.

Usage

On a sign board of a restaurant: "Mehfil--High Class Eatrium"
Added 2013-01-04 by oldathai
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potato

Usage

Ready for some chaat?
Sure, let's order dahi batata puri. Hits the spot every time.
Added 2013-01-02 by oldathai

Root

Marathi

Region

All India

Related Terms

snakes, chaat
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Enthusiastic war cry to support the Chennai Super Kings T-20 team led by Talaivar Dhoni

Usage

Talaivar Dhonikku Whistle Podu!
Added 2013-01-02 by oldathai

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Definition

This is not about a bride gone missing. It means looking for a suitable match for a man to arrange a marriage.

Usage

Son settled?
No, that is my big remaining duty. All others I have discharged. Once he settles, it will be all over.
Are your searching?
Yes. We are searching for a bride for our son and also a groom for our niece. If you know of alliances, kindly let us know.
Added 2012-12-18 by oldathai

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

Alliance, girl

Definition

Say it with a plummy accent and you should get the Hindi words "darwaza khol dey", which means, "open the door." It is an old colonial joke about the angrezi babus speaking Hindoostaani.

Usage

"It's ruddy hot in here, old chap, there was a cold day, if you don't mind."
"There was a cold day? I don't get it."
"Open the door...there was a cold day."
"Oh, darwaza khol dey. Do you know how to get someone to shut the door for you?"
"Well, how?"
"There was a banker."
"Darwaza banker? Banker?"
"Yes, darwaza bund kar."
"Hindoostani is easy to learn if you are English, what?"
Added 2012-12-11 by oldathai

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

pure veg

\pyoor veg\
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Definition

Frequently seen on boards displaying vegetarian restaurant names. What is the function of the adjective "pure" here? Are there impure vegetarian restaurants?

Usage

Visit "Idli Paradise--Pure Veg Hotel" for tasty tiffin items and homely meals.
Added 2012-11-06 by oldathai

Root

English