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Chinna Veedu: Mistress, Concubine, Keep

literally means 'small house' in Tamil. Dates back to the time when it was a status symbol for the landlord to have a mistress, even though he was married and had a family. The mistress would be given a house outside the village, in the Landlord's jameen, where the landlord would visit her as he fancied.

Usage

Dinakaran has a chinna veedu hidden away in Denkanikotte. He visits her every month and showers her with gold jewellery to express his lau for her.
Added 2011-07-07 by Dinchak Bulbul

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamilnadu

Related Terms

Petromax, Stepney

Terms referencing this

Vandhidichu... irundhidichu, Petromax