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Definition

'One minute' confused into Tamil-speak: to be used ONLY when speaking in English pa. Mutation of 'onnu (oru) nimitam' which is pakka Tamil for - you guessed it! - one minute. Especially Naughty Tamil Uncles rejoice in using this.

Usage

Amma: Kannu! Come and eat tiffin.
Child: Onnimit amma! Going toilet only, and then I will come.
Added 2012-09-06 by That and all saare!

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

onnimitt

Terms referencing this

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