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Definition

The only form of denial that counts, and is used extensively by corrupt politicians as well as police officials. A denial isn't official until it is categorical.

Usage

NDTV: "DSP saab, what do you say to the accusation that you embezzled the department's moustache allowance fund?"
DSP Saab: "Arre bhai, only yesterday I categorically denied it, no?"
Added 2015-03-23 by holdan
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Christians have 10 commandments. Buddhists adhere to the 8 fold path and Sikhs or "Surds" have their sacred five "Ks" which represent their religious faith:

Kesh: uncut hair
Kangha: a wooden comb
Kara: a metal bracelet
Kachera: a specific style of cotton undergarments
Kirpan: a strapped curved dagger

Now a Cut Surd is a Surd who has decided that one K (Kesh) is not worth the hassle. The cutting of the hair could either happen unceremoniously in a moment of whim or after life-long consideration.
The newly cut surd can be found walking around with an air of freedom but might also carry deep feelings of guilt and loss of culture. Twenty years ago cut surds might have been treated as apostates but in modern India (see traditional with modern outlook) this practice is becoming increasingly common.

Usage

Gulu: Hey man who is that new chap in the class today?
Manju: Thats Shreyan Singh I say! He is now a cut surd.
Gulu: I see...look at him now full josh line maarofying all the girls now!
Added 2013-03-16 by Dishoom Dishoom

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English

Region

All India

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patit, bara baje
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Often used to denote the person who is supposed to find everyone in hide n seek or running and catching.

Usage

srinath: dei i will be catcher.
regu: ok,count till 50 ok.count slowly and don't peek.
srinath:poda
Added 2012-10-24 by othadei

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English

Region

All India
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Definition

Endearing term for a Sikh male, who voluntarily keeps his hair short.

Usage

"Funny guy, that fellow. Punjoo flavor fulltoo... What's his name?"

"Harpreet."

"What? But..."

"Ya, ya, he's a cutsurd, yaar."

Added 2011-09-19 by GoodCumbany

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English

Region

All India

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Surd, bara baje, Pinkification
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Definition

Talcum powder of choice during the 70's.

In those days of understatements & modest means, you could say 'powder' was more or less the only make-up that many of our mothers used. Pooshified lavishly enough on their children's faces though (with one number powder puff) Cuticura came in a tall cylindrical orange tin with some kind of white flower design on it.

I dont even have to tell you that a Mallu would call it 'Kutty-kkoora', alle?

Usage

Shashi: Come come Malavika, we are getting layte for the kalyanam.
Malavika: coming! I will put Kuttykkoora & one pottu at least..
Shashi: Dond fargett to put 1.5kg of jewellery oleso. Itiss social prestige enhancer.
Added 2011-09-06 by poori

Root

English

Region

India

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Definition

men of the anglo-indian heritage. presumably described as shirt-men, because a tamil man didn't necessarily have to wear a shirt in the days bygone. a towel or an "upper cloth" was adequate formal apparel.
also chattai-kari (feminine gender noun)

Usage

"Who is that very fair man playing cricket? Is he a white man (vellaik-karan)?"
"No, no, that is Raabert (Robert). he is a chattai-karan."
Added 2011-08-21 by oldathai

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

People

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