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aatel

\aah-tel\
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Definition

A self-consciously intellectual person (usually Bengali). Derived from the French intellectuel.

Usage

Nondini: How was your date with Shantonu?
Joyoti: Oof, it was such a KLPD, all he wanted to talk about is Tarkovsky films. Such an aatel, yaar!
Added 2011-08-28 by International Rowdysheeter

Root

Bengali

Region

Calcutta

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