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Definition

Compromise, settlement, understanding.

Originating from two Marathi words - Maan (Neck) and Dol (Nod). The nodding of the neck is widely believed to indicate a willingness to compromise, let go of any ill-will or anger. The use of this word became popular among street thugs in the late 80s and early 90s in Mumbai, on the advice of their shrinks.

Early users of this term were adept at doing various things to your neck.

Usage

Mirchi (on the phone): Spot hai tere upar.
Dr. Murthy, silent at the other end. Soon, he begins to sob.
Mirchi: Mandoli karega? 3 khokha nikaal.
Added 2011-08-14 by GoodCumbany

Root

Marathi

Region

Mumbai

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