The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "Madras" has 16 entries

Over-Gaaji

\\o-ver g-aa-jee\\
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Noun.
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Definition

Over gaaji - is the art of taking the last ball single, thus continuing to hog the strike ! An artform popularized by Sourav Ganguly!

Usage

Paaru da Ganguly maadhiri over-gaaji aadaran, avana non-striker seruppala adikka poraan
(Look man at how he's playing like Ganguly, over-gaajiing.)
Added 2015-05-07 by Asaidosai

Root

Tamil

Region

Madras

Categories

Sports & Games

Related Terms

Gaaji
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Phrase.
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Definition

An expression of contemptuous disgust telling someone/people to get lost when they tell you to do something (arguably) ludicrous. A direct translation of "Engeyavadu poyi muttiko" (tr.: Go somewhere and hit your head). May be used with 2nd or 3rd person referent(s).

Usage

Preethi: Ayyo, this naasama-pona Visalakshi miss has suDDenly added aaall the fust and second term portion also for yexaam. So unfair, no yaa?!?
Swaathi (Preethi's best frund, giwing yindignant snarl): She wants us to die so 'eng, aa?!!?? I cannot able to understand these sadistic teachers…! Tell her to go bang!
Added 2013-08-02 by (B)iyengari

Root

English

Region

Madras

Definition

The word "Gemini" in India can connote "Gemini studios" which was, the most influential south indian film studio in its heyday. Founded in 1940 by S.S Vasan and named after his favorite horse, it had a distinct emblem of two cherubic looking boys - perhaps a reference to the Gemini twins Castor and Pollux in Greek mythology. The Gemini twins had bugles and an earnest slogan - "when the bugles blow, there is a great show!"

The studio is famous for producing "Chandralekha" the first South Indian made Hindi film. The movie, at the time, was the most expensive indian movie ever made.

Today Gemini studios has expired and remembered by the handful of people who might indulge in nostalgindia every now and then. The physical site of the studio is now the Park Hotel in Chennai where you can act like a Peter and order a frappuccino!

Usage

When you hear the phrase 'When the bugles blow, there's a good show!', you are reminded of late afternoon Sunday movies on Doordashan
Added 2013-05-04 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

English

Region

Madras

Related Terms

gemini studios, chandralekha

Domer

\Dough-mer\
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Noun.
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Definition

Someone very dumb.(Chennai lingo!)

Usage

He's one domer da!
Added 2012-11-12 by Foodie Bradshaw

Root

Tamil

Region

Madras

share auto

\shaer aato\
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Phrase.
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Definition

Unstable and unreliable, these ubiquitous vehicles are neither autos nor shared. They are, in construction, metal boxes of irregular and inconsistent shape mounted unsteadily on four wheels. They are, occasionally, three-wheeled. They are larger than autos, and often, smaller than vans. You could say that if an auto is Dr. Bruce Banner, the share auto is The Incredible Hulk. Even their general unruliness, ungainliness and destructive tendencies are comparable.

They operate on fixed routes and rates in Madras on a hop-on-hop-off basis, in the sense that you are only ever allowed the time to hop in or out while the vehicle makes a pretext of stopping.

Sometimes, they have boards on them with the words 'Sher Auto' written in large friendly lettering.

Usage

Harish: Macha, how are you going to college today?
Girish: My father is out of town, da. Car is there.
Harish: Ey, brilliant. I will also come.
Girish: Sorry da. Already five peoples are coming.
Harish: One more you can adjust no?
Girish: I am running a share auto or what to keep stuffing people in?
Added 2012-10-06 by TNagarTornado

Root

English

Region

Madras

Related Terms

auto gap

thairsadam

\tha-ir-sadh-am\
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Exclamation.
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Definition

a stupid person who looks like a geek..

Usage

Jagan : that guy is a total loosu da..
Mahesh : semma thairsadham da avan..
Added 2012-05-15 by Cowboy Kullan

Root

Tamil

Region

Madras

Shunworthy

\Shun Worthy\
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Adjective.
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Definition

Just made this one up.

Shunworthy is a short way to identify avoidable stuff. It is to be juxtaposed with Shanmugamurthy, who is to be sought in all his aspects and prayed to in times of happiness or trouble, or in any in between states of undecided ness.

Usage

Britney Spears is shunworthy, as is Justin Bieber. But Jimi Hendrix, man, he is Shanmugamurthy!
Added 2012-04-16 by Cacophonix1984

Root

Tamil

Region

Madras

Related Terms

Shanmugamurthy

Muniyandi Vilas

\Mu-ni-yaan-di Vilas\
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Noun.
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Definition

Originally a restaurant in Madurai, Mumniyandi Vilas soon became a thriving chain in Madras. Trusted over the years for their 'vathentic' chettinad cuisine, the restaurant has millions who swear by it.

Usage

Machan feel like having one nice Chicken Kozambu and rice da.

C'maan, Muniyandi Vilas machi!!

Added 2012-02-25 by Oh Pinne

Root

Tamil

Region

Madras

Categories

Places, Food and Drink

Terms referencing this

kaiyendhi bhavan
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Noun.
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Definition

A ghost, apparition, blood-sucking demon or a conveniently undefined malevolent being. Used by authoritarian adult figures to threaten disobedient children into submission.

Usage

Mother to young child: You better eat your thayir saadam quickly. Otherwise boochandi will catch you!
Added 2011-12-29 by Chicklet from Chengalpet

Root

Tamil

Region

Madras

Related Terms

Rakshasa

take the 25

\take the tontyfy \
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Phrase.
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Definition

perform any action

Usage

A: lets take the 25 some old monk and put movie later.
B: wont it be too late to get tickets?
A: No problem- we can take the 25 them in black

Added 2011-08-30 by drungen munk

Root

Tamil

Region

madras

Related Terms

take the 25 roobees

Terms referencing this

walkable distance