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Definition

The South Indian way of saying "maths" in traditional South Indian families. Consequences of doing badly in maks include family being dishonoured, lack of marriage prospects, baldness, homelessness, and so on.

Usage

Amma, Appa, Ajji, Thatha: Puttu got 90 percent in Chemistry! Jaaaana!
Annoying Uncle Chandru: How much he got in Maks?
Puttu: Only 53 percent, Chikkappa

*Door closes silently on Puttu's face, as he resigns himself to a lifetime of begging on the streets*

Added 2011-12-14 by gunfightkanchana

Root

Kannada

Region

South India

Categories

School and College

Terms referencing this

Shakuntala Devi, thatandalldontask, O.P. Sinhal