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Nyaka

\Knack-ah\
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Adjective. February 4, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

Typically Bengali word. Only a bong knows the true meaning. Closest translations will be...
Fussy / Snooty / Snob / Pretentious / Affected / Annoying / Coquettish / Coy / Namby-Pamby / Nakhrewali

Actually, none of the above but a mixture of all of them. Non-bengalis will never understand. Nyaka people don't know they are nyaka. Everyone else does. A derogatory term, but a often a complement too. Gender no bar. Bujhle?

Verb form: Nyakami/ Nyakamo

Usage

Lobongolotika: Eto rowde ami berobo na baba. Kalo hoye jabo na? (I wont go out in this sun. I'll be tanned.)
Dalimkumar: Uff, tui ja Nyaka na! (Uff, you're such a Nyaka)

Riya: Amar skin kharap hoye jachchhe. Ma chhotobela theke bolten, 'tel makho riya, tel makho'. (My skin is getting worse. Mom used to say 'apply oil' from childhood.
Phoolbabu: Nyakami koris na. (Don't do Nyakami)

Added 2012-05-06 by Bongosontan

Root

Bengali

Region

Bengal

Terms referencing this

Nyakami/Nyakamo