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kaankhan

\Kaan: (rhymes [same to same] with "naan", the type you would order to go with your [gravy dish]). Khan toh all know to pronounce. from the epiglottis, no less.\
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Definition

A derogatory term used to refer to those self-proclaimed larger than life individuals who claim (or cause to be claimed through their chicchas,whether by specific instruction thereof or their omission to prevent such claims) that no problem is unsurmountable for them, no man can withstand their prowess when the situation demands; thus, that they are nothing short of Shaktiman, Byomkesh Bakshi, Tendulkar, the ultimate dada, P. Chidambaram, etc etc and all other such personalities rolled into one, as and how the situation may warrant. An enhanced and evolved pailan but with way taller claims.

Usage

Saleem: Arre budget main daama bada diya bhai Merseedis ke. Budget main to bhi banana tha.
Jahangir: Offo! Aisa! Jaan do kaankhan.
[Saleem: Its a shame how the prices of the Mercedes have gone up post budget. This wouldnt have happened if the fiscal policy making would have been entrusted to me.
Jahangir: Really! Why dont you go the terrace and fly a kite, you good for nothing-Inter-Pass in fourth attempt.)
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Saleem: Arre. Baazu wala isstate attack kar diya kate. Main jaarun border pe. Saat-aath sau ku uda ke aatun.
Jahangir: Saat-aath sau? Gosh layinge raat me boleto tumku darr lagta street light nai hai bolke. Ye kya kaankhan ke baatan nakko karo.
(Saleem: I believe a neighbouring country has attacked us. Am heading to the border. Will kill atleast 700-800, you wait and see.
Jahangir: 700-800? In the night, you wont come out on the road if there are no street lights. Dont talk like Shaktiman.)
Added 2013-03-14 by Sacchi Bolrun

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Hyderabad

Related Terms

Saleem Pheku, pailan

Terms referencing this

dharkari

Definition

miserly/scrooge-like. कंजूस मक्खीचूस

Usage

woh tho kanjoos makkichus hai. he is a miserly guy.
Added 2012-06-04 by maheshadosai

Root

Hindi

Region

Delhi
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An enthu cutlet, a person who volunteers for everything

Usage

"Don't worry, Thumbi will do it. He is a keen kumar, man"
Added 2011-09-01 by Dey-mone

Root

English

Region

All India

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Enthu Cutlet
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A overly enthusiastic person...sometimes derogatively used.

Usage

He is such a keen kumar
Added 2011-08-18 by TheBuddha

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

People

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Enthu Cutlet
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Definition

transliteration is Should I give you below your ear?. A rhetorical question, of course. Implies the act of slapping someone across the face below the ear. Resulting in disorientation & a humming 'kuuuuy' sound!

Usage

Gandu: Saa'b kya kiya mai? (Sir, what did I do?)
Pandu: Kaan ke neeche du kya?
Added 2011-08-05 by To-me

Root

Hindi

Related Terms

kaan check, jhapda, chamaat

Terms referencing this

eyes big big, Chemet

Definition

a little like "that", a little like "this".. a term used to subtly refer to a person's character. Someone who is a little holy holy, but also having the habits or leading a risque flirty lifestyle, if you know what I mean. A cool way of saying traditional with modern outlook

Usage

You know the new girl in class wearing viboothi and all? don't be fooled I say, she is a good girl, but konjum ippadi, konjum appadi ;)
Added 2011-07-27 by sykil
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The head of the menials in a household. The head waiter/ butler/ manager of the house. This is an anglo indian term.

Usage

Can't find good khansamas thee days Jenny
Added 2011-07-26 by porkipaya

Root

Hindi

Categories

WALTO
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Adjective. February 11, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

Extremely stingy. Tightwad. Skinflint.

Kanjoos means stingy. But it's the second word - Makkhi-Choos - that gives this delightfully alliterative phrase it's primal power.

The word Makhichoos means "To suck a fly" and alludes to the apocryphal story about a stingy shopkeeper who retrieved a housefly that had fallen into a tub of ghee, and then proceeded to suck the ghee from the body of the fly. "Why waste good ghee," he apparently said.

Although commonly heard in schools all over India, it can be heard being muttered in boardrooms and corporate offices as well, especially after employees do not get the raise they expected.

Usage

Gaandu, kya hal chaal? You need to get some new wheels man. My underwear is bigger than your car

Bhosadi Ke, Don't be a choot, anyway, my boss is such a kanjoos makhichoos that's all I can afford.

Added 2011-07-20 by engfrood
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Definition

Red powder from the saffron flower, often used in Hindu religious ceremonies and put on after a puja.

Usage

Some haldi kum-kum was given to the guests in the tambolim.
Added 2011-07-11 by Christine

Root

Hindi

Terms referencing this

Mangal Sutra

Definition

Another word for Kanjus - someone who is selfish and wants everything for himself. Maki means insect , and i think there is an urban legend that one day a Maki or an insect fell into the daal that some Kanjus lady was eating, and instead of shooing it away, she became greedy and ate the fly as well. New low.

Usage

He's a Kanjus Makkichus - he wont share his lunch with anyone.
Added 2011-07-06 by Dindigal

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

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kanjus marwari
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Definition

A Marwari is a person from Rajisthan. A popular stereotype is that Marwari's are cheap or kanjus.

Usage

Don't act like a kanjus marwari man, lets just get our own coffee. No one-by-two business ok?
Added 2011-06-28 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Categories

People