The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

Definition 1 of 2

Osi

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Adjective.
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Definition

Get something for free, without effort or payment, and you got it osi

Usage

Nice bag , kano! Osi eh?
Added 2011-07-09 by engfrood

Root

Kannada

Region

Karnataka

Related Terms

Paisa vasool, Cheap and best

Definition 2 of 2

Osi

\Oh See\
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Noun.
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Definition

The most accepted root is OCS, an acronym for "On Company Service", widely used during the British Raj to indicate company provided free stuff like Cars, houses etc. It was probably widely used across India, but most likely got corrupted as "Osi" into "Madras-Baashai" Tamil first

Usage

Me: Machi, oru bi-two adikkalama? (Shall we split a cuppa?)
You: bi-two'vaa? mavane naan kaasu podren, nee Osi'le adikkarai (Split? I'm paying and your are drinking for free!)
Added 2011-08-27 by Side Character

Root

Tamil

Region

All India

Categories

Money & Business

Related Terms

raj