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Definition

It's a phrase used to secretly inform your friend that her bra strap is visible.

Usage

Yaar, your grandfather's beard is showing.
Added 2013-03-06 by Hinabi

Root

English

Region

All India

Definition

When slavery was abolished by the Britishers in their plantations, they needed cheap desperate labour. They zeroed in on the desperately poor Bihari former opium farmers generally now out of work because of the opium wars in China, who lived along the ganges and other people from other parts of India.

Basically the FOBs of those times were the Girmitiyas, the word itself creole for Agreements that the FOBs signed on as bonded labors, and as old habits die hard the typical -ya to emphasize their origins.

Usage

Ramnaren - Dude, did you hear stories of the Girmitiyas?

Nalinie - Yup, and out of respect im going to celebrate Indian Arrival Day with more of the rum, dhal puri and goat curry!!

Added 2012-11-14 by Mildly Racist
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Definition

North Karnataka's (better) version of bhel. Crunchy puffed rice mixed with peanuts, chivda, chillies, raw onion and lemon juice. Served royally on a roughly torn piece of newspaper, preferably yesterday's Deccan Herald. Enjoyed best with cutting chai.

Usage

Ballu: I am hungry da. What is there to eat?
Vijay: Nothing here da. What say we go to the tapri and get some girmit?
Added 2012-05-15 by Madrasi

Root

Kannada

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

cutting chai, tapri

Terms referencing this

Chatar patar

Definition

Also known as "Mandya Jeans" after the town of Mandya in Karnataka where often can be seen a wide variety of granpa undies on display especially on an early morning drive.
OR
To those who come from the Cox town, Richmond Town areas of Bangalore these grandap undies are also known as "Farmers Jocks"

Usage

While shopping for boxer shorts in Dubai plaza: " Aye don't want da that one looks like Mandya jeans...."

OR
if you are from the Cox town, Richmond Town area:
"Uuf Elton don't want men, they look like bloomin farmers jocks"

Added 2012-03-31 by Vishnu1503
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Phrase.
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Definition

Grand Success is what we want and Grand Success is what we wish in yeach and yevry thing we do..Mere success is so Un-WALTO No?

So here's to you friends. Wishing you all grand success
on your happy birthday and
in getting first class cent percent in your exams and
in receiving felicitations for your golden jubilee and
getting half day permission to successfully complete a family function and
finding bliss in arranged, arranged-cum-love or lau marriage and
being blessed with a beautiful issue and finally
in living janma after janma really well to achieve the grandest success of all - Moksha

Usage

The USS Enterprise about to embark on it's 5 year mission to boldly go where no one has gone before

English Persons: Bon Voyage
Amreekan Persons: Godspeed
Desi Persons: Hearty congratulations and felicitations on your wondrous achievements and wishing you grand success in all your future endeavors

Added 2011-10-11 by Side Character

Root

English

Region

All India

Definition

...or GT Road if you will...India's artery for almost 2500 years..The Mauryas started it , Sher Shah Suri renovated it, The British extended it and the Golden Quadrilateral is making it cool once more

Kipling waxed eloquence about it - "Look! Brahmins and chumars, bankers and tinkers, barbers and bunnias, pilgrims -and potters - all the world going and coming. It is to me as a river from which I am withdrawn like a log after a flood."

Usage

Peshawar Se Kolkotta tuk..ekdum direct..GT Road
Added 2011-09-30 by Side Character

Root

English

Region

India

Categories

Places

Related Terms

sher shah suri
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Phrase.
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Definition

Sobriquet describing Dharmendra, the he-man actor of the last century (wow!) in what was then simply Bombay. Much of the slang in the Angrezi-Hindi mix goes back to the days when Stardust magazine began to popularize a distinctive style by developing a pidgin that has come to define the evolving diction of young India.

Usage

"Remember Garam Dharam? Big B was his sidekick in the first movie in which they acted together, if you can imagine Big B as a sidekick."
Added 2011-09-24 by oldathai

Root

Hindi

Related Terms

Bollywood, Big boss, Munni-Sheila

Terms referencing this

Big B
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Phrase.
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Definition

What the rest of the world calls "First Floor". Our first floor is everyone else's second floor and so on.
Why?
because we invented the zero, bleddy firang fellow and we want to use it somewhere

Usage

Revi - I bought ground floor flat only. Engle and Andy cant climb stairs no?
Added 2011-09-22 by Side Character

Root

English

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

tank
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Exclamation.
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Definition

to become romantically involved with someone and see them on a regular basis.

Usage

Nas: Macha!! That girl across the room is eyeing you da?
Vik: What Macha!!! Can't do anything now....I'm going around with Sarah
Added 2011-09-13 by Aich Always!

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

Lau kapals

grinder

\grinder. standard pan indian\
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Verb.
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Definition

accepted variant of the verb "to grind"

Usage

"You have to grinder the masala before adding to the panner."
Added 2011-08-28 by oldathai

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Mixie
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Noun. January 7, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

Extremely loose and extremely long shorts worn by elderly men as undies. It resembles barmuda shorts and is almost always light blue in colour with green vertical stripes. Thathas throughout the country vouch for its comfort as it provides a lot of aeration to the kottais. It has been popularized by Tamil superstar Captain Vijayakanth in numerous fight sequences where he lifts his veshti up and ties it into a knot thereby revealing the source of his inner strength - the grandpa undies, which strikes terror into the hearts of his attackers, before thulping all the rascal villains.

Usage

Machaan, doubt da!! Why are grandpa undies always light blue with green stripes?
Added 2011-07-19 by Thikka Kobbu

Root

English

Region

Tamilnadu

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

Chaddi Buddy, chaddies
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Exclamation.
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Definition

An expression of comical disgust.

Usage

chee! Green touch! Green touch! You stepped in cow dung!
Added 2011-07-01 by Leelamma

Root

English

Region

Unknown

Related Terms

chee, thuh