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Anna

\aan-naa\
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Referring to an elder with respect. Literally meaning 'older brother', anna can be used to refer to senior members/superiors in a more formal and patronizing manner.

Usage

MatterMani: Anna, what she is telling?
BladeBhaskar: Ava love-a sonna. (She told me about her love for me)


Added 2011-07-12 by Puliodhar Mix

Root

Tamil

Region

Tami Nadu

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

Boss, Saar, Thambi

Terms referencing this

anna-saaru, aam junta, Anna, miya, Thambi

Definition 2 of 2

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This used to be a noun (sung to the tune of Madonna's "This used to be my playground") but now it's a proper noun. This used to mean elder brother, now it is a political activist, a call to arms, an engraving in the constitution. Amazing.

How does he do it you ask? Well it is proven (by They That Prove Things) that caloric reduction is the surest answer to that age old question of longevity. Simply put: eat less, live longer. The Anna Hazere Diet Plan, as I recently heard someone call it (see how I side step blame so nicely?), but there is truth in it...

So, if he is the anna, then I am definitely the thambi. Why means, because about every other day simply I forget to eat for no reason whatsoever. Busy, distracted, lazy...

Then instead of taking corrective gastronomic measures, when I realize I'm starving I stand up for something righteous. Then and there. It is a distant hope that this mildly anachronistic hunger strike will do its part in making the world a better place.

Light-aa konjum activism...

Usage

Shanti: Hero, had dinner aa?
Swapna: Ayyo! Got caught up... completely forgot I say!
Shanti: Come come, we'll go have something close by
Swapna: Balls! Free Palenstine!!
Added 2011-09-02 by Studmuffin

Root

Multiple

Region

Global

Related Terms

Anna, Anna Hazare

Terms referencing this

anna-saaru, aam junta, Anna, miya, Thambi