The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "South India Chennai Madras" has 10 entries

Lie Maami

\la-e maa-me\
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Commonly used by the non tamil speaking population in densely tamil speaking areas and words like "maami" unintentionally now become part of their vocabulary. "Maami" literally means "mother-in-law" or can also be used to refer to an "aunt". "lie-maami" is hence the terms often used to refer to anyone who is suspected for telling a lie.

Usage

Poorvi : Hey ya boja, what did you do today?
Boja : Nothing re. Just chillin' at home.
Poorvi: Ehhh lie-maami! I saw you ordering masala chai one by two in Majestic. Dont lie to my face ok!
Added 2014-04-28 by sakku

Root

Tamil

Related Terms

liar, Maami
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Pudungi

\poo-din-ghee\
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mildly swear word especially expressed when the speaker is in any of the following moods..and also mood swings:
1. Jealousy- as in the pudungi got higher marks, a girl asked for a notebook from pudungi, pudungi performed at the annual day etc
2. Frustration-not being able to match the feat performed by pudungi/ pudungi performed something better that speaker
3.Challenge/fear- when the speaker knows for sure the pudungi is going to better him

Usage

periya pudungi avan, enna than panran nu pathukalam.
(is he a big "pudungi"? lemme see what he can do)
Added 2011-10-27 by mokkachami
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translation-sun dried fish

To refer a peron who has gone size zero (not quite deliberately) or to someone who got exposed to Chennai sun or to refer some dish (especially dosa or chapathi) which is dry
Note: karuvadu as such is supposed to be a delicacy and savoured by all (in chennai and other coastal areas). Nethili karuvadu is especially famous.

Usage

Enga suthitu vare, kaanja karuvadu madiri aitae? (Where were you roaming? you've bcome like "Kaanja karuvadu" )
Added 2011-10-27 by mokkachami
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Carrom ball-bowled by Ajantha Mendis, Ashwin etc.

Sodaku ball is a term used extensively in undrams (under arm) cricket being played under porticos, verandah and in bedrooms. This refers to a ball which is delivered using just the thumb and middle finger and the snap sound it produces after the ball gets delivered. The ball thus delivered would have more revolutions in air and becomes really quick through the air and ground (concrete mostly) and sometimes its path becomes unpredictable (if it hits a pebble or a crack in the concrete floor). Used as a surprise delivery.

Usage

Machi, naan out ille da...nee romba fasta sodaku ball pota...bongu adikatha..

(bro, I am not out. You bowled a "sodaku ball" very fast, dont cheat).

Added 2011-10-27 by mokkachami

Bongu

\bo-n-g\
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To Cheat. Used mainly while playing ice boys (i spy you), trump card, ulle-veliye/Rhummy/Ass with playing cards and cricket (mostly indoor or one pitch catch version).

Usage

Dei..andha ball two pitch aiduchu..nee bongu adikatha...

(Dai, that ball pitched two times... don't bongu on us).

Added 2011-10-27 by mokkachami
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Exclamation. May 7, 2013, Word of the Day
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word used when something sad, happy, or semma matter happens off!

Usage

malli: macha my lau failure da!
puttu: heavy scene ra!
Added 2011-09-12 by munniamma 65

Root

English

Related Terms

paavum, sadoo, Deadly

Terms referencing this

scene contra
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Sakke means Super, or Superhot to be specific.. and its only used to describe girls.

Usage

Machan nambo 1st yr le oru ponnu irukka da...Sakke figeru
Added 2011-09-12 by Apdi Podu

Root

Tamil

Related Terms

Sappi

Terms referencing this

Sappa

wata

\waa-t-aaaa\
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Definition

what are you upto or what do you mean...

Usage

"wata why are you smiling in my class?"

"wata! "

Added 2011-08-20 by djwronak
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Tamil slang in chennai for Hijra, aravani, koja or transgender person.

Usage

Viku: Why is Aruna looking so manly?
Piku: Because her real name is Fauntleroy and shes an Ajakku!
Added 2011-07-26 by porkipaya
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Noun. July 6, 2012, Word of the Day
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Chennai slang for a short, xxx pornographic film scene run in the middle of a regular movie. This is used by some small theaters to bolster attendance, usually for a film thats not running well. Bittu also refers to bits of paper used during exams to cheat from. The word comes from "bit"

Usage

Gautam: Lets go see Ben Hur
Raja: No.
Gautam: Bittu!
Raja: ok.
Added 2011-07-26 by porkipaya