The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "Chennai" has 68 entries

meat-safe

\meet-safe\
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Predecessor of the modern kitchen cabinet used to safely store editble food items. Typically a wooden contraption with netting on the sides to allow the air to flow in but at the same time, to keep dem bloody flying insects out, men. Also the four legs of the meat-safe stand in small bowls of water... so that the creepy crawlies cant get in to sample the goodies stored there..

Usage

I've kept your cheese sandwich in the meat-safe, eat it before it gets spoilt, men
Added 2013-07-22 by Thunderbold

Region

Chennai

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

chester-drawas

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chesterdrawas

chesterdrawas

\chest-er-draw-ass\
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Chest-of-drawers - commonly written as chest-o'-drawers -
Pre-decessor of the modern day cupboards- usually an old, heavy, teak-wood contraption which has a set of drawers top to bottom. On the top are two drawers side by side, which were used to store all kinds of knicknacks- a typical drawer could have hundreds of forks, spoons, knives of all shapes and sizes. The lower drawers were single - often 4 feel long, used to store all kinds of large items that were too big to fit into the smaller ones. The large size of drawers invariably gave you a strained muscle if you pulled too hard to open them - inevitable in the monsoon when the wood expanded and the drawer got stuck in an awkward half open half closed position and refused to move in or out despite our best efferts

Usage

What men, why dont you keep dem new plates in the chest-o-drawers?
Added 2013-07-22 by Thunderbold
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Its the way many people in South India pronounce Amitabh Bacchan.

Usage

Aye that Amta bacchan filam is super da macha
Added 2013-01-24 by amma taye

Root

Tamil

Region

Chennai

Related Terms

Bollywood

ra pichakaran

\raah - pitch -ah - kaa- run\
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June 9, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

ra pichakaran literally translates into "night beggar". This world , used popularly in Chennai high school refers to that wonderful friend of ours who calls at midnight or the crack of dawn to ask for favours or help with project/homework/assignment

Usage

Pooja- That shameless porki Raja called yesterday.
Roja- what did he want di?
Pooja- Ra pichakaran called at 1 AM for help with Civics Assignment.
Added 2012-11-20 by Somberi

Root

Tamil

Region

Chennai

Related Terms

blood sucker, pichakaaran, porki

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Complaintbox
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Phrase.
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Every year, male students of Madras' colleges decide to invoke the spirit of revolution. And they do this by, wait for it, drumroll... storming, vandalising and climbing on top of buses. They dance to Urvasi Urvasi, they eve tease, throw stones at the police, block traffic everywhere, do jalsa, show jilpa. Engage in gujaals and turn into temporary lumpen elements, basically.

Politically, it is organised civil disobedience, backed by the need to make a statement that the people are still all powerful. Sociologically, it is an annual experiment to test mob mentality. Psychologically, it is a manifestation of Freudian sexual frustration. (Much like what was manifested in the lyrics of if you come today.) Biologically, it evidences an excess of underutilised adrenalin and testosterone.

Usage

Bangalorean: Today is Bus Day. We will all encourage public transport and not take our cars to work.
Madrasi: Oye, Late Lateef, old idea, boss.
Added 2012-10-04 by TNagarTornado

Root

Tamil

Region

Chennai

Terms referencing this

Chakka jam

killadi

\KillaaDi\
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Definition

Actually In local Tamil in Chennai, it means, the guy is a 'smart-alec', sharp guy etc, one who is street smart and little cunning to boot. More like naughtily smart!

Usage

"Adaa, KillaaDi paa nee" as an exclamation parising such guys!
Added 2012-09-07 by chennadiga

Root

Tamil

Region

Chennai
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LSS

\LSS \
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Abbreviation.
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Definition

An abbreviation marked under Bus route boards which states that the Bus is LSS; i.e Limited Stop Service...So beware where you wish to get down, the bus may just surge past the stop which you intend to get down at...

Usage

Aravinth: Machaan, Bus da... 54K
Mogan: Mama, LSS da, wont stop at Gopalakrishna Theatre
Aravinth: oh, lets wait for white board..
Added 2012-08-29 by Akkila Urasawa

sight addi

\sight addi ( rhymes with chaddi)\
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Verb.
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Definition

gawking at someone of the female species

Usage

Macha1: Dei! why you going to the mall when there's IPL finals today?
Macha2: Full-a bored da. Going to sight addi some MOP figures da.
Added 2012-06-02 by Samosa Pudica

Root

Tamil

Region

Chennai

Related Terms

Bird-watching, CCOC

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chick
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Definition

A curious word often encountered in Chennai, where Roundtana actually refers to traffic island or circle or what is commonly called Surkal in Bangalore. I have never encountered this word used anywhere else in India..I am told it has its origins in Tamil but have been able to figure it out..

Usage

Northie in Chennai: "Bhaiyya Timex showroom kahaan hai"
Helpful Chennai local: "Yenna??."
Northie in Chennai: "TIMEX SHOWROOM KAHAAN!!"
Helpful Chennai local: "Oho naarth Indian ah..wokay wokay...Timex showroom minns, go shtraait,then front is coming Anna Nagar roundtana take first left and then one shtraait route.."
Northie in Chennai: *scratching his head*

Added 2012-04-05 by Vishnu1503

Root

English

Region

Chennai

Categories

Places, Transportation

Related Terms

Circle, Surkal

tree catch

\tree catch\
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Noun.
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Definition

A catch that is taken after a ball that has been hit for a six gets stuck in the branches of the tree that somehow find their way in chennai corporation grounds, and falls plum into the hands of the fielder who all the while is jimbly standing under their shade to avoid getting tanned.

Usage

Captain1: dei...tree catch there??
Captain2: yeah yeah..tree catch there
(two balls later..when tree catch happens)
Batsman: dei...that was six da...Shyam was summa sleeping under the tree...be a sport ..dont play cheap macha...
Wicki: machi..tree catch is there da... dont cry now...bat koduthutu kelambu...
Batsman: paathukrein da...when I bowl..un mandai gaali inikku...
Added 2012-03-24 by Soup Boy

Root

Tamil

Region

Chennai

Categories

Sports & Games

Related Terms

Gully cricket