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Definition

A ghost, apparition, blood-sucking demon or a conveniently undefined malevolent being. Used by authoritarian adult figures to threaten disobedient children into submission.

Usage

Mother to young child: You better eat your thayir saadam quickly. Otherwise boochandi will catch you!
Added 2011-12-29 by Chicklet from Chengalpet

Root

Tamil

Region

Madras

Related Terms

Rakshasa