The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

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simp simply

\Simp simp-lee\
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Extreme and superlative form of simply.

Typically used in an accusatory or aggrieved way suggesting that the referred to activity, event or noun is false, misleading, cunning, thieving or generally speaking disingenuous.

Often used as a smokescreen to deflect criticism when caught red-handed.

Derived from the Kannada phrase "sum-sumne" meaning, er, simp-simply

one of a giant class of South Indian English phrases that make no sense in English and have to be translated into Kannada, or Tamil to make sense.

Usage

Gopal (caught with hand in cookie jar) : " Simp-simply why you are calling me thief? I was just cleaning!!"

Ramesh: "That Gopal is so good, no? Other day I saw him helping old lady across street"
Venkat: "Simp-simply he must be doing. God knows whatandall he must have taken from her bag!"

Added 2012-04-28 by Kannadoggy

Definition 2 of 4

simp simply

\simb - simbly\
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usually used in the context where one tells his counterpart to not spread random thoughts and comments about the former.

Usage

A : dai that C is there no, he chumma goes and maskafies people da
B : yessa wover da i think that is why he is topping
C : yen da dai simp simply dont tell wokay
Added 2011-07-29 by livetoeat

Root

Multiple

Region

South India

Related Terms

Simsimply, simbly

Terms referencing this

sudd suddenly, just like that

Definition 3 of 4

simp simply

\Should be pronouced very fast without a break / pause in between - 'Simp Simply'\
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The origin (according to me) is from Kannada language. There's a very common expression in Kannada language called: "Summa Summane". "Summane" literally 'Just like that'. When someone uses 'Summa Summane', it is a way of confirming that you're not saying something 'Just like that' but with some authenticity.

Usage

If someone is spreading some rumors about someone and if you do not believe it, you confirm with that they are not saying is 'Summa Summane'. Literally translated it becomes: "Simp Simply" don't spread rumors about them-ma....
Added 2011-09-01 by pakkasouthindian

Root

Kannada

Region

Karnataka

Related Terms

simbly

Terms referencing this

sudd suddenly, just like that

Definition 4 of 4

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Direct translation of Kannada phrase " sum sumne" , meaning 'without a reason : just like that'

Usage

Teacher: Girish ! why are you beating harish ?
Girish : harish is simp-simply pulling my shirt.
Added 2011-09-12 by chai

Root

Kannada

Related Terms

Simply, simply why?

Terms referencing this

sudd suddenly, just like that