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Mare

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Definition

The Mangalorean equivalent of men or da or macha or baap or dude or bro. Most sentences in that part of the world end with mare. Often heard amongst waiters in Udupi Hotels.

Etymologically, a shortened, corrupted version of the word "Maharaya" meaning "Great One", the word is also used as "marayya" by the old is gold generation.

Usage

"Diana Hotel hogi ondu gudbud tinvaa, mare!"
("Lets go to Diana Hotel and thulp one gudbud, men.")
Added 2011-10-31 by TNagarTornado

Root

Kannada

Related Terms

Saala, macha, magne, maga