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Related Termswheatish complexin
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In India, it takes on a whole new meaning! It usually refers to a girl who is demure and maternal. It means that she puts tending to the needs of the home above all else. It is most often used when describing a prospective daughter-in-law while on bride-hunting expeditions.
Mother 1: So Ranjini, what did you think of Nalini?? Did Rohan like her?
Mother 2 (nodding vigorously): There is something very nice about her - very sweet, very homely.
(Taking a sip of her coffee)
It's better to have someone like that only, instead of a girl who wants to run off to work at 8 every morning, no??