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Kadlai

\Ka-da-lai\
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Definition

To chat with girls (usually on topics of no particular significance)

Origin: In Chennai, at either Marina or Bessie beach, couples who space themselves like repelling magnets, whispering sweet-nothings in each others ears, wistfully gazing at the lapping waves as they hug the shore are usually rudely interrupted by 'kadlai-sellers' (boiled peanut vendors) with "Kadlai, saar?"

PS: 'The Marina' sounds posh as I write but I guess this is due to space and time away from reality.

Usage

Mams, Ramesh kadlai pottu-irukan.
Friend, (that) Ramesh(-no), is talking to girls.

Added 2012-02-24 by Silly Billy

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Related Terms

dave, sight-adi