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Phrase. July 17, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

Worms (or small insects) that cause skin itch if touched. This generic name was coined in Kodaikanal by ex-pat children at the famous KIS boarding school. "Poochi" means "bug" or "insect" in Tamil.

Usage

“Oh, look at my skin. So many rashes. I think there’s an itchy poochi in my sweater.”
Added 2011-09-29 by oldathai

Root

Multiple

Region

South India

Terms referencing this

Rollie poochi