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A shorter, easier expression of 'don't know'.

Usage

Arun : What happened to Veena?
Mikey: Donno man. I haven't seen her after our class trip.
Added 2013-04-25 by KuttiChetan

Root

English

Region

All India

Dames

\Day-mes\
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Definition

A mildly pejorative term used to describe girls usually in a school setting.

Usage

Sung as in the following song:
"Two more days and where shall we be?
Outside the gates of Rishi Valley (replace with another school name),
No more P.T.,
No more games,
No more sitting with the horrible dames!"
Added 2012-07-26 by Sooper Mama

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

Related Terms

dove
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Definition

To bunk or not attend (classes, work, etc.)

Usage

"Today class dumma na?" meaning "Bunking class today?"
Added 2012-05-18 by Adi anthe

Root

Telugu

Categories

School and College

Related Terms

Bunk

Terms referencing this

dadiya, Potté, Laddu
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dhaemna

\dh-ae-m-n-a\
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Definition

Slutty woman, Slutpot, Woman with elevated carnal desires!!

Usage

Dhaemna ke daekh, kaemon jhadi maarchhe....
Added 2012-04-06 by

Root

Bengali

Region

Bengal

Categories

Very Bad Words

Related Terms

Maagi, Dhaemon
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This is not the end of the world but the bikini fairing on your sporty pulse-her bike. A person with a better diction of the English language will call it Dome.

Usage

I went to the mechanic and told him to fix the doom on my pulse-her 180, he gave me one dirty look and told me it's pronounced dome.
Added 2012-01-27 by Agni-V

Root

English

Region

South India

Categories

Transportation
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A diwan or divan is a low couch. Can be found all across the middle-east and even in Parisian boudoirs. Also common across south-asia. Primary domain of sofa sadhus and memsahibs

Usage

We cannot let rambo sit on the Diwan any more. He needs to know that he is just a pomerian and not the raja of the house.
Added 2011-09-25 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Multiple

Region

South Asia

Related Terms

sofa cum bed, sofa sadhu
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Foisted. Not original. Imposter. Proxy. Duplicate. Not serious.
Generally the term is used in relation to elections in India.
The dummy phenomena is very commonly used to split the opponents vote block or bank.
The foisted candate usually carries a name similar to the real opponent who is strong, or generally belongs to that opponent's caste, trade, or even party itself.

Usage

It sometimes so happens, though rarely, that a dummy candate beats both the serious rivals in local elections.
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We have seen dummy chief ministers and at least one dummy prime minister in the country. Whenever persons with real power, for some reason or other can not take the chair, it has happened. it could be some criminal case on the real king or queen or some prevailing inconvenient political sensitivity.
Added 2011-09-25 by I love Dtool

Root

English

Region

All India
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Very.

Note: My jaw has dropped more than once upon hearing the word "damn" in conversations with genteel women and gentlemen in the most unexpected of contexts. Mind you, English never was more grammatical than in the speech of these folks, for whom culture and bearing come almost before all else.

Usage

"M.S. was damn skilled in her alapanas."
Added 2011-09-22 by oldathai

Root

English

Region

South India

Terms referencing this

BT, Shya
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used as an intensifier, especially a negative one, far more frequently and with far more emphatic effect, than in other dialects of English

Usage

Imran: How we thulped that mutton biriyani from that hotel in Shivajinagar. It was damn good, man.
Added 2011-09-09 by Amukutty

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

Thulp, belt

Terms referencing this

BT, Shya
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Dum

\Duh-um\
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Definition

Local slang for a cigarette.

Usage

"Machi oru dum podalama?" (Tamil for "shall we put one smoke?") or even, "Can I bum one dum?"
Added 2011-07-11 by Puliodhar Mix

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

Food and Drink

Terms referencing this

Flak, dum-tea, scissors, Potlam, soppu, cheroot
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Dum

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Definition

A cigarette. Connotes a certain chumminess, and suggests that the said cigarette will be smoked by-two

Usage

Yeno, dum hodiyanna?
Added 2011-07-08 by engfrood

Root

Kannada

Categories

Food and Drink

Terms referencing this

Flak, dum-tea, scissors, Potlam, soppu, cheroot
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Definition

Live ammunition rounds. This term can be traced back to Dawood and the early 1980s. It is used by Mumbai policemen and the underworld in India.

Usage

Give me some Dana. I have a contract to do.
Added 2011-07-06 by porkipaya
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Definition

'Dama' is an engineering college lingo. It's popular in West Bengal.
The philosophy: Money is for doing better things than buying tickets.
The truth: Engineering college students prefer traveling without ticket.
'Dama': Travel without a ticket

Usage

Panchu: Hey Kochu, this is the last week of the month and you are smoking navy cut?!
Kochu: Are mama, learn Dama! Got Rs. 350 to come from home. Saved all of it by doing Dama. Ticket checkers do not check the loo.
Added 2011-07-04 by Kochu

Root

Bengali

Categories

Transportation

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Gupi, Gochi

Terms referencing this

Gochi
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Noun.
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Definition

A large marble.

Usage

"Use your doomi and break his milky men!!"
Added 2011-07-03 by Minkey Chief

Root

English

Related Terms

Milky, brandy, whiskey

Terms referencing this

milky, Marbles
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Noun.
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Definition

Fatty; used to taunt little fat children

Usage

Mother: Stop eating so many gulab jamuns you are starting to look like a real Dumma!
Added 2011-06-27 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Multiple

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

Terms referencing this

dadiya, Potté, Laddu
+ 1 more definition. SEE ALL