The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu" has 4 entries

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Definition

Literally meaning "crowd", the term is variously used to signify any gathering of people such as a group, a gang or a class.

Usage

Kamakshi: "Di, Minnu, lets go to Star Rock?"
Meenakshi: "Chi chi. These days it's filled with this engineering boys gumbal."

Ashok: "Sriram, you want to go watch Mankatha?"
Sriram: "I am going for it with my office gumbal, macha."
Ashok: "Oh, that Meenakshi will be there, no? I'll also come off?"
Sriram: "Ha ha. You will only put kadalai like this? Or will you propose also? One whole gumbal is behind that figure, you know!"
Ashok: "Dei, what propose-gipose and all. Even if I am late, I will be latest, ok? Mind it."

Added 2011-10-24 by TNagarTornado

Kaadule poo

\kaa-dhu- lay- poo\
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Definition

Literally means, "flowers in the ear"-- trying to fool someone, or dupe somebody, make one look / feel like an ass

Usage

It generally refers to a situation when someone says "do you think I have Kaadule poo". Do I look like a fool or moron to you? Do I look like someone who could be fooled easily?
Added 2011-09-01 by Bangshrink

assaulta

\ah-saal-ta\
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Definition

casually.. without a care. Nothing to do with actually assaulting or bashing someone

Usage

He walked in assalta, without a care
Suresh: Did you see Subbu walking in?
Ramesh: Assaluta walked in,did not even notice us!
Added 2011-09-01 by Bangshrink

Vaadhyare

\vaa-dh-yaa-rae\
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Noun.
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Definition

hello... to catch his attention ... Literally stems from the Tamil word for "teacher" or "priest."

Usage

a colloquial form of addressing a person, usually a friend .. used in Madras city ( Chennai). Amongst male friends only!

Vaadhyare!

Added 2011-08-25 by Bangshrink

Root

Tamil

Related Terms

Machaan, macha

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