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Machan

\Ma-chan\
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Definition

Traditionally used to refer to Brother-In-Law.

Colloquially, (when referring to a friend who is) one who worthy-enough to marry or have-relations (sic) with your sister.

Usage

Machan, nee namma allu da.
(Dear potential BIL, you are one of us.)
Added 2012-02-24 by Silly Billy

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Categories

People

Related Terms

macha

Terms referencing this

Aliyan, Ayyo

Definition 2 of 2

Machan

\mach-aan\
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Definition

The literal meaning is 'cousin'. Used among buddies or used by wives to address their husbands.
In short, 'Machi'
Also, popularly used by actress Namitha to address her fans.

Usage

Ava en anjala machaan,
meaning, 'She's my girl(not exactly) dude'
Added 2012-09-29 by Vaathiyaar

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Related Terms

machoos, machu, machaan, machan, mapla, machi

Terms referencing this

Aliyan, Ayyo