The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

Undrayar

\un-dra-yar\
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Definition

The striped cotton jettys much favoured for under lungi wearing. Undrayars, like fine wine, get better with age and are often tied tight with a naada long after the elastic waistband has called it quits.

Origin:
A mishmash of 'Underwear' and 'Drawer' results in this classic term for the humble jetty

Usage

Moorthy Mama: "Suma, yenn neeli undrayar paathirkeya??" ("Suma, have you seen my blue underwear?")
Added 2012-09-15 by PutSutney

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

Jetty, chuddies