The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "All India " has 15 entries

Definition

If you're having visions of a balding portly man (or a balding portly woman) standing and turning on the spot like a spinning top, then by God, you certainly didn't go to school in India.

This phrase was every teacher's way of informing rowdy students that the principal was making the rounds of the institution on the sly, hoping to catch some wayward kid doing all nonsense things in class. The sadistic princi would prowl the halls like a panther hunting prey, with the aim of making an example of some unlucky student in front of the whole school. Of course every teacher was petrified of being singled out as being ineffective in controlling her students, and so would inform her class of the princi's sneaky intentions even though she was not supposed to.

The effect of said communication, though highly amusing, would be electric, invoking instant good student behaviour from yeach and yevery student. Even from the established porkis.

Usage

"Studants!!! Is this fish market for you? Stop making so much noise! The principal is revolving in the corridor. I want pin drop silence! Meera, if you are loffing again I will make you stand up on the bench and then principal will see you and call your fother."

*Poor Meera squeaks in alarm and almost faints off only*

Added 2012-04-07 by Surdie Birdie

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

School and College
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Phrase.
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Definition

Commonly used rule in gully cricket where if the batsman hits the ball over a certain obstacle or boundary the batsman is credited with Six runs but is also declared Out. This unique and innovative rule helps level the playing field especially in today's environment where gully cricket has become so much of a batsman's game...

Usage

Team captain 1: "Dai tell the rules da...."
Team captain 2: "Ok, no single batting, one pitch one hand, no body catch,no back runs,batting team has to give keeper and if the ball crosses Jakku uncles compound it is Six and out.."
Added 2012-04-02 by Vishnu1503

susu

\su-soo\
9 2
Noun.
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Definition

Urine

Caution: When Indians go abroad they must be careful
In Malay & Bahasa (Indonesia) susu refers to milk

Usage

Bala: Mummy,I want to go for susu.

Bala : Mummy I want to drink choco susu. (In Malaysia, Indonesia,where susu means milk)

Added 2012-02-17 by kadavul
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walkable distance

\waak-aei-bel distaans\
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Phrase.
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Definition

An indefinite stretch of path which you decide to walk on because you have time and not money.

Usage

Majnu to Laila: Darling, don't pick that box of chocolate; or home will become walkable distance for me...
Added 2011-11-04 by jaypeeji

Root

English

Region

All India.

Categories

Transportation
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Noun.
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Definition

India's first 'beauty cream', created in Mumbai(then Bombay) a century ago, completely unrelated to Afghanistan. Used by your grandmother to this very day.

Usage

Your mother has such good skin!
Yeah, she only uses Afghan Snow.
Added 2011-08-23 by KaranjiKween
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Phrase.
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Definition

Singill, mid-late 20s-early 30s- ladice? travelling ALONE on the Indian railways on a 24 owwar journey? Didint get upper birth or chose to sit nesst to window? then be prepared to face this kostin (mostly asked by one of the co-passengers while the others listen in)...and better you answer it also, afterall peepil care about you, No?
If you choose to be polite and honest and answer in the negative to this Kostin, then you either get:
1. Adopted: Mostly by well meaning but intoxicating families who love to feed and take care of innocent lost selves like you. Brace yourself to be force-fed on gastronomic portions of tiffins and snacks that are unpacked and served every half an hour.
2. Wooed/ Harrased: Perpetrators are usually looking-for-wife types young men of marriagable age. Having grown up on popular indian cinema theme,'Persistent harassment leads to Lau', these guys will try to make fraandship if you take your eyes off your book for a second or wake up after a nap. Also beware of oggling naughty Indian uncles who may try to get close under the garb of paternalistic affection.
Solution to problem?
You may either:
Choose to be feminist about it and say shut up your mouth and mind your own business
(or)
Be kochu kalli and lie that your marrage already over.

Usage

Train whistles and is just about to take off. Out of breath and heaving, you drag yourself into coach no. S7 and make your way to seat number 56.
Naughty Indian uncle : Beti, can I help you with that? (luggage)
You (defensively):Thanks, I can manage!
You finally sit down and catch your breath. You try not to make eye contact with the naughty indian uncle, but instead look at the family sitting next to you-husband, wife and three boys- all in their teens. The lady of the family smiles at you. Fifteen minutes later, the questions come.
"Goying where?"
"Travelling alone-all this distance?!!"
"What you are doing in Mumbai?"
"Marrage over?"

Added 2011-08-13 by Kochu kalli

Root

English

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

Baraat, Mangal Sutra

Fugath

\fu-gaath\
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Noun.
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Definition

Fugath is the term used for any vegetable dish made with coconut and curry leaves. Also a style of cooking in which vegetables are fried with onions and spices.
However, the term is used colloquially to refer to someone as a mishmash/confused soul.

Usage

He's such a fugath!
Added 2011-07-27 by chokri415

Root

Unknown

Region

All india

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Coconut
5 3
Noun.
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Definition

The name given to a murderous cult that operated in central and north India for many years until they were all killed off by the British, one Colonel Sleeman in particular. A ruhmal or stangling ligature scarf or cummerbund was the weapon of choice.

The english word thug comes from thuggee...

Usage

The famous thuggee Behram used his cummerbund as a ruhmal with a large medallion sewn into it, to murder his victims. Behram could cast the ruhmal so as to cause the medallion to land at the adam's-apple of his victims, adding extra pressure to the neck while he strangled them.
Added 2011-07-09 by porkipaya

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Related Terms

rowdy, KD

Terms referencing this

Tunn Tunn, Forest Brigand, Bayilvaan
39 2
Noun. May 3, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

Indian ice cream that used to be manufactured in Whitefield, Bangalore. Most famous for the "ball ice cream", which came in a plastic container moulded to look like a tennis ball, if memory serves me well. After eating the ice cream, the lid could be replaced and the container used as an utterly useless ball (it would hardly bounce and kept popping open and flying off in two pieces). And yet, we chiddlers loved it with a passion.

Usage

"Ball ice cream, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!"
"But son, why can't I buy you an actual ball, and an ice cream that comes in a tub or in a cone, like all civilised ice creams should?"
"No, ball ice cream!!!!!"
Added 2011-07-08 by Minkey Chief

Root

English

Region

All India?

Terms referencing this

Gudbud
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Noun.
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Definition

Short for "own composition" or an original song by a band. Frequently heard at cul-fests when a band is brave or foolish enough to not play the 39th cover of 'Smoke on the Water' or the 43rd cover of 'Paranoid'.

Usage

"Now we're going to play an own comp. We call it 'While my Gat Gently Puts Thanni'."
Added 2011-07-06 by Minkey Chief