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Definition

men of the anglo-indian heritage. presumably described as shirt-men, because a tamil man didn't necessarily have to wear a shirt in the days bygone. a towel or an "upper cloth" was adequate formal apparel.
also chattai-kari (feminine gender noun)

Usage

"Who is that very fair man playing cricket? Is he a white man (vellaik-karan)?"
"No, no, that is Raabert (Robert). he is a chattai-karan."
Added 2011-08-21 by oldathai

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

People

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