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Thumbi

\Thum-bee\
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Noun.
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Definition

For all North Indians anyone born South of the Vindhyas.

Usage

Generally considered more brains than brawn, the Southies are referred to as 'Thumbis' regardless of their age. Even older Southie folks are called Thumbis.
"Oye, ask the Thumbi, only he will know".
Added 2011-09-01 by Dey-mone

Root

Tamil

Region

North India

Categories

People

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Madrasi
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Phrase.
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Definition

just for now; temporarily

Usage

Teacher to parent at PTA: madam, you son, Minkey has lot of potential, but for the time-being he is not doing well in his studies. I think he is watching too much TV ever since Doordarshan starting cartoons. Please take care of it, eh? otherwise I am not responsible if he fails.
Added 2011-09-01 by sykil

Root

English

Region

South India

Related Terms

Doordarshan

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Time-waste
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Definition

TUMPA is an acronym for Typically Unsophisticated Midnapore People's Association. It refers to people from rustic/humble origins who fill up the urban spaces, especially colleges and work places, and are yet to learn the ways of the city. Their social faux pas and mishtakes provide invaluable entertainment to the onlookers.

Usage

Example 1:
Girl 1: Whaaat? You are in the best Engineering college of the state...and no boyfriend? I am stupid or what?
Girl 2: Areey yaar what to do...all TUMPAs from the middle of god knows where...they can't even look or speak to us without stammering and shaking and you are talking of romancing...waste waste...I tell you total waste...

Example 2:
Girl 1: Did I tell you about my dinner last week to Subodh's place?
Girl 2: Wow not bad...they invited you to dinner?
Girl 1: Yes...and the feast was good but know what? The whole family was dressed in matching floral print night suits to welcome us.
Girl 2: What??? Guess they were trying too hard again to shed their TUMPA tag.
Girl 1: Yes imagine...they wear matching night suits for dinner and we thought them to be TUMPAs... what were we thinking??!!

Added 2011-08-25 by Khiti-Mithi

Root

Bengali

Region

Calcutta

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aspiring hep, Villger
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Noun.
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Definition

Referring to someone of a lower age, status, etc. Stemming from the Tamil "younger brother" this is a versatile word, sometimes used with affection, and sometimes in a patronizing way.

Usage

Goonda Bully: "Thambi, run outside to see if I'm there."
Young One: "But Anna, you are standing here itself."
Goonda Bully: "Hahahahaha! Poda Thambi."
Added 2011-07-12 by Puliodhar Mix

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

Anna

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Dikra, Anna