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chesterdrawas

\chest-er-draw-ass\
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Noun.
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Definition

Chest-of-drawers - commonly written as chest-o'-drawers -
Pre-decessor of the modern day cupboards- usually an old, heavy, teak-wood contraption which has a set of drawers top to bottom. On the top are two drawers side by side, which were used to store all kinds of knicknacks- a typical drawer could have hundreds of forks, spoons, knives of all shapes and sizes. The lower drawers were single - often 4 feel long, used to store all kinds of large items that were too big to fit into the smaller ones. The large size of drawers invariably gave you a strained muscle if you pulled too hard to open them - inevitable in the monsoon when the wood expanded and the drawer got stuck in an awkward half open half closed position and refused to move in or out despite our best efferts

Usage

What men, why dont you keep dem new plates in the chest-o-drawers?
Added 2013-07-22 by Thunderbold
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Adjective.
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Definition

Essentially denotes a spectacularly ugly specimen of the human species, sometimes also conditioned by the fact that such specimen never bathes, never cleanses the eye boogers around the eye (or cheepad) when he wakes up and is generally pig-status-worthy filthy.

Also, a man displaying the above characteristics is a cheepda whilst a woman displaying the same is a cheepdi.

Usage

Saleem: Yaaro! kya mast maal jaara yaro...
Jahangir: Ackthoo. Ye chipdi. Main abbhich chai peeke aaya yaaro. Galeez chizan nakko dikhao.

(Saleem: Hey man. Check out the babe!
Jahangir: Babe. Yuck. I'mma hurl).
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Added 2013-03-12 by Sacchi Bolrun

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Hyderabad
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Chedyache

\cheyd-ya-chey\
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Definition

Despite the beautifully melodious ring to this age-old and widely-used Konkani word, it is actually employed to depict someone who is born out of wedlock. For those with little perception, "chedyache" simply translates to "bastard" in classical high English. My mother first angrily used this word on Yours Truly when I was all of eight years old. After we made-up and in flustered response to my persistent probings as to its meaning, my mother said, "It's someone who doesn't have a father." Now, it so happened, that my cousin's own grandfather had just passed on, compelling me to address the bereaved Uncle Francis, rather sympathetically, as a Chedyache. It did not bode well for me that the respectful Konkani gentleman was well-versed in his mother-tongue.

Usage

"What are you saying, Chedyache!" Or "Kale tu saag, chedyache!"
Added 2013-01-06 by Tino Lobo

Definition

Is how some people pronounce Schezwan Fried Rice.
It is also spelled that way in dhabas and local restaurants.
Costs 50-80 rs and can be prepared in 2 minutes.
Is usually along with tomoto chause

Usage

rajes: one chezwan bride rice and sicken sisty five.
waiter: ok! dont want soup ah?
Added 2012-10-25 by othadei

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

Chinese

chengda

\Cheng-da\
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Definition

Chegnda is a sleezy creature who will leave absolutely no opportunity to make his presence felt trying to be the centre of YOUR attention. Their purpose behind such action remains unclear. However, they shy away the moment they are given any real attention or asked a very basic question in the English Language, viz. What's your name?

They are weird but mostly harmless.

Usage

He is wearing a chengda t-shirt with Shakti Kapoor on it.

Given how chengda he is, he will never be able to complete a sentence without an abusive word

Added 2012-08-28 by Aloo Queen

Root

Unknown

Region

All India

Related Terms

champu, chamar, lafanga

Chee chee

\Chi chi or chhi chhi\
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Exclamation.
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Definition

Quintessential Indian expression of disapproval or condemnation.

Usage

Gossipmonger 1:Arrey, bindu ne kal shaadi mein aaye saare mehmaano ke liye rooms ka intazaam nahi kiya.
Gossipmonger 2: Chi Chi. Humne toh apne bitiya ki shaadi mein 500 logon ke liye rooms book kiya tha, hahn.
Added 2012-08-26 by Paanini

Root

Hindi

Region

All India
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Adjective.
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Definition

Used by school kids to call out a kid who cheats at games.

Usage

Teacher: Offfo you kids never let me take any rest! why are you fighting now??
Ram: Maaaam Maaaam, Shyam got out but he is not going back. He is a cheatercock!
Added 2012-04-17 by Northern Southie

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

Related Terms

fighter cock
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Noun.
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Definition

The kannadiga way of saying church

Usage

Sham: Da, where is poornima convention center?
Ram: Next to Jayanagar cherch da.
Added 2012-03-29 by anush

Root

Kannada

Categories

Places

Related Terms

Christian aunty, Mary

cheri

\pro-nunn-see-ay-shun\
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Adjective.
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Definition

word used to desribe a person who is very low class or cheap

Usage

arun: macha cme ra ange pola
babu: macha this fellow is such a cheri da..! look at the way he is talkin...!
Added 2012-03-14 by pra2

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu
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Phrase.
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Definition

To put kann on a jalebi or hot girl.

Usage

Boy: Check out that girl da.
Other boy: Full jalebi she is!
Added 2012-03-01 by Gforce

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

sight-adi

Definition

A liar who is a good for nothing, a wastrel of the first order.

Literally, "pleader under the tree". Originates from the practice of jobless lawyers who don't have enough work to afford an office, who sit drinking tea under trees outside courts, doubling as notaries and waiting for an unsuspecting client to come along.

Usage

Meka Karthik: Can't do PCMB and all ra... Getting tense to tell my father.

Pottiswamy Reddy: Why you got only pass class in board exams or what?

Meka Karthik: No no... first class only. But science is bore. I want to do history at Nizams college.

Pottiswamy Reddy: Mad or what! What job you'll get? You'll have to become a tuition teacher, or worse, do LLB and become a chettu kinda pleader. No suitable girl will marry you!!

Added 2011-10-27 by Chettu kindha Pleader
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Phrase.
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Definition

A thrill that is founded upon a base instinct, like jealousy, envy, revenge, spite.

A sensation of excitement that may arise in you as a direct result of a moment of failure experienced by your sworn enemy.

Usage

"Lata and Nitin are going for dievorce. Straightly, you are getting cheap thrill, no?"

"Then? He should have married me only!"

"Big scolding she got from ma'm"

"See? I told her then only ke she is a bitch. Now see!"

"Aha! Fulltoo cheap thrill you are taking."

Added 2011-10-12 by GoodCumbany

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

Timepass, PJ

Definition

The premier cultural event in Chennai's cultural calendar, one of the largest music festivals in the world and the greatest showcase of Carnatic music.
It runs for about 6 weeks in December and January and attracts every single maestro and impresario of the Carnatic music world.

An annual pilgrimage for the TamBrahm diaspora, t'is the season to see, be seen and re-establish lost cultural cred..
after all, what better place for a US return to find a good alliance of traditional with modern outlook would-bes

Usage

The Hindu - The 2011 music season kicked off today at the Madras Music Academy with a soulful recital from the upcoming talent Bombay Sridharan
Added 2011-09-28 by Side Character

Root

Multiple

Region

Chennai

Categories

Places

chevra

\che-v-ra\
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Adjective.
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Definition

Guys who are fake. They dress up and do their hair in a manner that emulates their favorite actor - they usually cannot pull off this off successfully. A guy who girl's find displeasing to look at and converse with. .

Usage

that guy is such a chevra! i just can't stand him!
Added 2011-09-23 by Inky99

Root

Hindi

Region

Delhi

Categories

People

Related Terms

porki
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Noun.
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Definition

Literally, disciple. Follower.

Usage

Guess whom I met today? Remember Yashwant? That annoying little brat who used to be my biggest chela throughout middle school? Looks like he is back in my life to haunt me all over again. He has just been accepted into our bridge club.
Added 2011-09-16 by oldathai

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Categories

People
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Noun. October 4, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

A person who has recently come in contact with grime, that could range from crow droppings to ink stains. Any other individual, coming in contact with this person will also be put under this category. Usage common among school children.
All other kids are to scream "cheetangol-cheetangol" for a significant period of time at the cheetangol.
Immunity from contagious cheetangols could be achieved by crossing ones fingers(or touching black, in some parts of the country).

Usage

Raju: "Ewww.. Bird droppings on my shirt"
Eena, Meena, Tingu, Pingu : "Cheetangol-cheetangol"
Added 2011-09-11 by Just vetti
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Exclamation.
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Definition

How dirty!

Usage

"Chee! what dress men... wantonly showing every part of her anatomy!!"
Added 2011-09-04 by Christine
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Cheta

\Che-ta\
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Noun.
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Definition

The universal term of addressing a male stranger in Kerala. It can be used without any basis of age, religion, caste etc etc. Additionally, if the subject's name is known, you can append this to the name.

Usage

"One packet sipsay cheta"

"I lau you Josetta!"

Added 2011-09-02 by josettan

Root

Malayalam

Region

Kerala

Terms referencing this

pavada
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Phrase.
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Definition

ultimate aim of indian shoppers !

Usage

lets go and buy clothes for divali...
ok .. from nalli kadai -- cheap and best !
Added 2011-08-31 by lexpraxis
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Noun.
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Definition

Thing, Object, Item.

Pejoratively used by eveteasers and lafangas

Usage

Lata: Golu, tumhare paas mera kuchch saaman hai.

Golu: Kya cheez?

Lata: Mera Dil, buddhu!

(Lata: Golu, you have something of mine.
Golu: What cheez?
Lata: My heart, stupid!)

Nitin, gawking at the ladice: Kya cheez hai, guru! (What a sweet thing, guru!)

He gets one in the solar plexus.

Rakesh: Meri biwi hai, abbe!

(She's my wife, abbe!)

Added 2011-08-26 by GoodCumbany

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Related Terms

figaar, Item, Item number

Terms referencing this

Seez, Ke

cheepandi

\Cheap + aandi\
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Adjective.
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Definition

Cheap skate

Usage

My brother is such a chepandi he hasn't bouth clothes in ten years.
Added 2011-08-26 by @newpr

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Related Terms

Kanjoos Makkhichoos

chep

\ch-ape\
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Adjective. December 27, 2011, Word of the Day
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Definition

Someone who sticks around needlessly despite being unwanted and is a desperate attention seeker.
Derived from Hindi word "CHIPAKNA".

Usage

Paras to Naina: Yaar that Rimjhim is a big chep.
Added 2011-08-22 by pee_mmm

Root

Hindi

Region

National

Categories

People

Related Terms

Enthu Cutlet

Terms referencing this

Hauz Khaz-The village, chape

Chemet

\che-mate\
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Noun.
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Definition

Slap

Usage

Girl to boy: Kya dekh raha hai? Ek chemet doongi kaan ke neechey.

(Translated: WHAT are you looking at? One chemet I'll give you, under your ears!)

Added 2011-08-22 by pee_mmm

Root

Unknown

Region

North India

Related Terms

Kaan ke neeche du kya?

Terms referencing this

BTMBFM

Chellam

\tche-lumm\
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Adjective.
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Definition

Transalation is "dear" and it can be used as a noun, or an adjective if preceeded by "my" and followed by any other noun.

Usage

"Dai! How will I tell my girlfriend about this matter!! She's my chellam... her heart will break!"

Added 2011-08-10 by NRI

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Related Terms

chellon-chellon, my dear, dear

Chet Ram

\Chait Raam\
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Adjective.
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Definition

Since the lovely word CHUTIYA is considered offensive in certain cultures, Chet Ram is used as a substitute.

Usage

Tu mere ko Chet Ram banaa raha hai na?
Added 2011-08-07 by pee_mmm
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Noun.
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Definition

Similiar to sulphata. Rotgut spurious alcohol

Usage

Don't drink Chevaru Mutti! Bad for health.
Added 2011-08-05 by porkipaya
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Noun.
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Definition

The protective mallu elder brother. Dond mess with his sister, okke?
Ironically, many mallu women also call their husbands chettan, which has baffled many a non-mallu.

Usage

Meena: I Love my chettan, I miss him.
Seema: I Lau him too, wish he was my chettan.
Meena : Aing?!!!!
Added 2011-08-03 by Kochu kalli

Root

Malayalam

Related Terms

Ettan, Mohanlal
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Noun.
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Definition

Writer of all trades :motivational speaker,Book writer, Bollywood scriptwriter,columnist.
Has written best-sellers like Five point someone, 2 states, 3 mistakes of my life

A product of IIT and IIM himself, the underlying message in most of Chetan's works is 'Do dare to think beyond the IITs and IIMs'.
Similar sentiments shared by India's glam-econimist, Dr.Arindam Chaudhari

Usage

IIT Aspirant Number 1 : It is great to get into IIT, but it is not the end of the world if you don’t.

Aspirant No.2 : Who do you think you are Chetan Bhagat?

Added 2011-07-28 by Behenjigaga

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

IIT
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Noun.
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Definition

An Indian word which means a "cigar" of sorts

Usage

My uncles cheroot smells of dead pie dog.
Added 2011-07-15 by porkipaya

Root

English

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Dum, sutta

Terms referencing this

chusni
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Phrase.
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Definition

Describes a strange way or manner of getting one's share of excitement. Used mostly in relation to sensation seekers and those whose minds are forever looking for new, often ridiculous paths to amusement.

Sometimes this search leads to unorthodox methods of scaring oneself out of one's wits, just to feel more alive. People employing such tactics are widely considered borderline insane.

Usage

*Rich, spoilt Boyfrand and Girlfrand are bored with their rich people toys. So they decide to start stealing cutlery from pubs, mistaking budding symptoms of kleptomania for excitement in life*

Bf and Gf to common pal : "See see see!!! We whacked shot glasses from that pub when we were coming out! Full tension because we thought the waiter saw us slipping it into our pockets. But we got it! Yaaaaaaay!!!!" * They high-five each other like they actually acheived something in life*

Common Pal, at once incredulous and disgusted: "Mental or what??? You have nothing better to do than try such cheap thrills in life?!!! Thoo! I'm getting new friends"

Added 2011-07-13 by Surdie Birdie
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Phrase. July 29, 2011, Word of the Day
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Definition

Derived from the Hindi phrase "sasth aur masth", the English phrase Cheap and Best describes the Valhalla of all consumer choices in India...

Not only is something *cheap*. But it is also the *best*. Whatay combo!

In reality, something becomes *best* simply because it is pretty good and entirely within budget. Paisa vasool

Regular people say this, and it is not derogatory.
(thanks Dindigal)

Usage

A: Macha Where do you want to take your girlfriend for dinner?
Boy: I thought about rolls at Fanoos'. Cheap and best!
A: Sakkath!

Girlfriend: If you are going to be such a Kanjus makkhichus you will soon have a lau failure

Boy: No no, doorling it was a joke. Let us go to Windsor Manor
Girlfriend: Soooo sweet of you ya!

Added 2011-07-11 by Kannadoggy
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Adjective.
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Definition

Creep, low-life

Usage

Salim kya kara sune kya? Cheepda hai une
Added 2011-07-10 by Radical Guru

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Hyderabad

Related Terms

Porki
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Noun.
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Definition

This word has nothing to do with fat little angels or cupids. It means fat and is usually spoken by butchers and their clients.

Usage

Delcy: Give some spare parts and make sure there is a lot of cherubi attached.
Butcher Muzammel: For you madam I will give extra cherubi becasue you are my boney customer
Added 2011-07-08 by porkipaya

Root

Hindi

Region

Bangalore

Categories

Food and Drink
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Phrase.
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Definition

Something of low price and good quality. This combination is very important for lots of people who dont have enough money to spend.

Usage

"We ate biryani at the hotel nagarjuna, cheap and best food ya!"
Added 2011-07-07 by Dindigal
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Noun.
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Definition

Short form for teacher. This word is only used in St.Joseph's Boys' High School in Bangalore.

Usage

Student: Cher, can I go to the toilet.
Teacher: Don't be a bog rat Sailesh. You just went 10 minutes ago.
Added 2011-07-02 by porkipaya
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Noun.
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Definition

1. a shameless person
2. a stingy person
3. one who indulges in acts that are considered of poor character; backstabber

Usage

She is such a cheapo, never offers to pay the bill!
He bought me a chikki for his birthday da, what a cheapo!
She went and told cher about my chit, what a cheapo she is!
Added 2011-07-02 by sykil

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

kanjus

Terms referencing this

Kameena, shuddup!, galeez, Voda
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Adjective.
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Definition

To call someone a cheater.. with a nominal amount of disgust.

Usage

Loafer.. that was out.. you are the biggest cheaterkok I have ever seen.
Added 2011-06-30 by Annaguru
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Exclamation.
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Definition

An expression of disgust

Usage

A: Hey look at that pye-dog, so cute!
B: Chee!
Added 2011-06-29 by Studmuffin

Root

Multiple

Region

South India

Related Terms

Thoo
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