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paavum

\paa-vham\
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A conservative, meek, and non-risk-taking kind of person.

Usage

Mainmacha says when he goes to his native place that this paavum chick got all frisky and practically leapt out of her sari, right after he took his shoes off, entered her house, and talked about organic thairsaadam with a San Fransisco accent.
Added 2011-08-12 by porkipaya

Definition 2 of 4

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From the Tamil (and Malayalam) "poor thing" or "pitiable one." Often used to refer to those less fortunate; sometimes used to refer affectionately to the trials and tribulations of youth.

Usage

That paavum little kuti Shalini has a huge bandage on her knee.
Added 2011-07-06 by mainmacha

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paavum

\paw-vam\
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Innocent.

Usage

That laxmi is a paavum girl. That boy is lining her and she does not know it I say.
Added 2011-09-27 by Cyanide

Definition 4 of 4

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Poor thing or as Spanish speakers say, "pauvre cito"

Usage

Ayyo paavum, Aunty's stuck in a conversation with a Drunkle
Added 2011-07-06 by YaliniDream