The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

Definition 1 of 2

34 1
Noun. April 16, 2012, Word of the Day
0

Definition

Not to be mistaken for bathing in oil. Oil Bath simply means to bathe after having applied oil on one's body. Showers after posh spa massages with aroma oils do not qualify.

Usage

Its Diwali da tomorrow, I have to get up early in the morning and take oil bath.
Added 2011-07-30 by Mean Columbu

Root

English

Region

Tamilnadu

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

Bucket Bath, Lifebuoy

Terms referencing this

ennai thechu kolial, shampoo bath

Definition 2 of 2

6 0
Verb.
0

Definition

Apply coconut or castor oil to the body and soak. Bathe after some time. Ensures healthy skin. Practiced in South India. In North India, mustard oil is used.

Usage

My granny would always insist on all the grandchildren having an oil bath every Saturday. She said our skin would becme smooth and beautiful.
Added 2011-09-04 by Bimawala

Root

Multiple

Region

South India

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

Bucket Bath

Terms referencing this

ennai thechu kolial, shampoo bath