The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "Sri Lanka" has 5 entries

Definition

See other entries for the definition - this is a usage example

Usage

We would like to direct your attention to a scandal involving the defense minister of Sri Lanka having a puppy flown from London. Appropriately, the first comment on the story, from one "Punchi Putha", is "Puppy Shame".
Added 2012-07-13 by braxton
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arrack

\ahr-rak\
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Noun.
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Definition

A distilled alcoholic drink typically produced in South Asia, generally made from the fermented sap of coconut flowers -- or sugarcane, molasses, etc., depending upon the country of origin. When aged (often known as old arrack), taste is quite comparable to a smooth whiskey.

Usage

I would like an arrack and coke, please.
Added 2012-03-17 by VSOA

Root

Sanskrit

Region

Sri Lanka

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

old arrack, raki, arack, arak

Terms referencing this

shoolay mary, HRD, Bangla, Banglu, Toddy, fenny, sulphata, Desi Daroo

Pissek !

\Piss- Sek\
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Noun.
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Definition

A crazy guy !

Someone who is out of the norm.

Usage

That fellow is a total Pissek !
Added 2011-12-19 by Impolitika

Root

Sinhalese

Region

Sri Lanka

Categories

Phrases & Expressions,

Definition

"What? Are we black?" Said by Sri Lankans to other Sri Lankans. Essentially means "what? Are we not good enough?"

It is a phrase steeped in colonialism. (Usually) used humorously.

Usage

"Sorry, I'm not joining you guys tonight on the pub crawl."
"Ay? Api kalu-the?"
Added 2011-07-07 by Navin

Root

Sinhalese

Region

Sri Lanka

Categories

WALTO
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Noun.
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Definition

The Sri Lankan slang word for Suburbia.

Usage

"Good people go to heaven when they die. Bad people go to Battaramulla."
"This party is so Battaramulla, let's go stick needles in our eyes so we can feel better."
Added 2011-07-01 by Navin