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Periappa

\peri-ppa or peri-up-pa\
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Definition

Father's elder brother. A respected person in the family.

Potentially quirky, stemming from the freedom and pride of being the eldest and wisest of the clan. Potentially serious, stemming from the great responsibility of being the eldest and wisest of the clan.

Usage

Raja: "Ma, can I go play?"
Mom: "Ask peri'ppa"
Raja: "Peri'ppa, peri'ppa, can I..."
Periappa: "Aich! Have you done your homework?"
Raja: "Yes peri'pa"
Periappa: "Then you already wasted half your playtime. Foolish child..."
Added 2012-04-20 by Studmuffin

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Categories

People

Related Terms

Uncle, Periamma