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mom

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Definition

Nothing to do with ones mother. Its a term of endearment reserved for the same sex mostly by male moslem butchers and male anglo indians in Bangalore. The word comes from "Imam" and is pronounced "mam" or "mom" and is a slang term of respect.

Usage

Butcher: What Mom, how many kgs of beef you want today?
Anglo-Indian: I'll take 2 kgs mom, cut off the jao mom.
Butcher: Ok mom.
Added 2011-07-01 by porkipaya

Root

English

Region

Bangalore

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

mane, macha