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minns

\mins\
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Verb.
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Definition

Dalhi (Delhi) pronunciation for "means" Signifies you haven't understood something and would like it defined or further explained. Often followed by question mark/upward inflection of voice or "what?"

Usage

"Inception minns what, ya? I saw the movie but nobody told to me what the title mince."
Added 2013-07-20 by Horn Ok Please

Root

English

Region

Dalhi (Delhi)

Related Terms

minns like
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man

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Definition

It is actually always in the plural -- we Goan catholics /Mangies never say Man -- that is so Madrasi.

Usage

what men, our bugger acting like shaana fucker again?
Added 2012-06-29 by Madraskaari
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maum

\ma-m\
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Definition

Bro.
Shortenend form / alternative use of the word maama.
Use mostly when tamil and kannada mixing is romba too much.

Usage

Arun: Macha that lady is not giving marks da. Satyama i wrote for full marks da. Fail scenes

Maum?! To me only? I know you. Younall topper

Added 2012-02-29 by T

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Related Terms

macha, Da

Mams

\Ma-ams\
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Abbreviation.
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Definition

Although the root of the word is Mama (which is used in a derogatory manner), Mams is colloquially used in South India (particularly in Tamil Nadu) as a term of endearment when addressing a close friend.

Usage

Mams, cinema polama?
(Friend, shall we go to the movies?)
Added 2012-02-24 by Silly Billy

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Categories

People

Related Terms

Bevada, Machaan, Mama

Terms referencing this

bun butter jam
7 1
Noun.
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Definition

A name reserved exclusively for lovelorn female ghosts of India.
Universally across the country such ghosts are given that name in almost all languages making this lovely sounding label nearly unavailable to beautiful and living ladies.

In addition to ghosts, the name is quite comfortably assigned to bars and restaurants, movies, item girls,fancy stores,and men like that name given to all excepting especially their spouses instead preferring to call them Kali.

The female ghost's extra-long canines, white attire and hairdo is archetypical and no description is necessary for another 100 years.

Usage

"A Mohini haunting a college-going boy can lead to his failing in his exams and in worst cases, to bed-wetting."
Added 2012-01-17 by Savyasachi

Root

Multiple

Region

MBM

Terms referencing this

Chandramukhi

man

4 1
0

Definition

It is the Goan/East Indian equivalent of 'Re' in Marathi or 'Da' in Tamil. Prevalent among "convent school" students. Gender neutral-women use it too.

Usage

Ganesh: What man, what are you doing?
Mangesh: Nothing, man. Aisaich. Just fooling around.
Added 2011-12-25 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Root

English

Region

West Coast
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mammu

\maa-m-oouh\
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Noun.
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Definition

Stems from Mama (uncle). Usually refers to uncle but also use for "buddy."

Usage

A: Mammu!
b: What is this mammu?
a: Raja calling raju. Mamma calling mammu.

Avalavu than mammu!

Added 2011-12-11 by Mokkanai

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

People

Related Terms

Mama, uncleji

Terms referencing this

bawaji
6 2
Noun.
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Definition

Mammary glands. Breasts. Chuchays. The word is mostly used in admiration of the pair.

Usage

Sidhaswami - Dude see Reshamas mumay man!! They could be censored by the censor board!

Paneerselvam - Lol! But i miss those days when all heroines wore pointy bras.

Added 2011-11-25 by Mildly Racist

Root

Creole

Related Terms

pataka

Terms referencing this

Ball mein Hawa

Definition

A term of endearment among other meanings. Extensively used by desis in amrika.

Usage

Friends meeting after a few days.

Fuckruddin - Maaaaammaaaayyy!!

Paneerselvam - Maaaammaaayyy!

Added 2011-11-25 by Mildly Racist

Mamma

\mam-ah\
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Noun.
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Definition

Bro

Usage

Mamma, lets go for a movie
Added 2011-10-10 by lameantics

Root

Tamil

Region

Chennai

Related Terms

Saala, macha, machi
8 0
Noun.
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Definition

Baby talk in Tamil for cooked rice, widely used by English-speaking Tamil families everywhere. Probably onomatopoeic, based on the movement of mouth and lips to make a show of eating to persuade a baby to eat.

Usage

""What mummoo do you want, Biju, tell amma. Rasam mummoo or thachi mummoo? You can't have pizza today. I already told you that."
Added 2011-09-25 by oldathai

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Thayir sadam, rasam

Terms referencing this

thachi mummoo

Definition

"Means" occurs as a superfluous and wholly unnecessary conjunction, often to reflect a cause and effect relationship.

Usage

"If I don't go means he will be angry."
Added 2011-09-24 by oldathai

Root

English

Region

All India

Men

\men\
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Noun.
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Definition

Versatile substitution for first, second, or third-person nouns.

Usage

Clive: What do you think of the Catholic Club Dance, men?
Calvin: Come on men, I’m going after mass.
Added 2011-09-11 by Yain Maga

Region

India

Related Terms

Da, Bob

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Bob
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6 0
Noun.
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Definition

Mamu - Hyderabadi word used to define police men, or making fun/fool of anyone.
Mamu - Also means wife's Father

Usage

Kya Mamu Banaye Yaaro...
Are Mamuan Khade hai...dusri galli se jayenge....lol
Added 2011-09-08 by Shantan

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Hyderabad

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Fat Polissman
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Noun. August 27, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

A delicious dumpling. Tibetean in origin and well incorporated into Nepali cuisine. Although always popular in North East India, Sikkim and Darjeeling, it made its way to Delhi in a big way very recently. Word on the streets is that it rivals chaat in popularity and that Delhi consumes more momos per capita than any other city.
The momo walas are easy to locate with their cheap steamers sitting on bamboo sticks. Every theka, college or park and any self respecting market has a momo wala selling them.
Considering its popularity, it is surprising that this delicious dumpling is not part of a regular Delhi kitchen, but it is almost exclusively eaten outside.
Also considered to be chinese food.

Usage

Manjeeta - Waiter!! One plate momo and one gobhi manchurian, fast!
Waiter - Sorry madam, we don't have momo on the menu, this is a chinese restaurant.
Manjeeta - But you have gobhi manchurian?
Waiter - Yes madam.

Suryalaxami - Hey ya, where do you get the best momos in Delhi ya?
Paneerselvam - Sikkim house was a good joint, but now it simms they don't allow guests from outside to eat there....
Suryalaxami - Asshole! I asked where you get the best momos not which place is shut down!
Paneerselvam - Bitch lemme finish! Go to Delhi Haat any of the north east stalls.
Suryalaxami - No ya, no AC in Delhi Haat.

Added 2011-09-04 by Mildly Racist

Maami

\Maa-mee\
8 1
Noun.
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Definition

Tamil word for Aunty. Typically a middle-aged Iyer woman. But to qualify for being called maami, the woman must be wearing madisaar, nose ring and call everyone younger then her even by a minute "daa" and "di".

As in "Saaptutu poyendaa", "Inga vaayendi",

Usage

Vaango maami, yepdi irukkel? (The Tamil Iyer slang)
Added 2011-08-30 by Vaagsa

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Terms referencing this

Lie Maami, sati savitri, Auntie
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Noun.
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Definition

Mami in Tamil means a traditional Tam Bram (Tamil Brahmin) wife. A conservative (not broad minded) and 'good' girl with no sense of fashion or smartness is dismissed as a 'Mami' as opposed to the babes and chicks.

Usage

Daughter: Amma you can't be serious! You expect me to wear these heavy pattu sari, mallipoo, bindi and temple jewels? I will look like a proper Maami even before the wedding.
Mother: Shut up for once and do as I say...the groom is foreign-returned, very good catch. You must look like a good girl from decent phamily else they will reject you. You are already 27 and not yet married.
Daughter: But Amma I can be a good girl without looking like a Mami...what will the foreign-returned groom think?
Mother: Stupid girl, don't be so innocent. Foreign-returned boys only marry good girls and not fast chicks...
Daughter: Amma!!
Added 2011-08-28 by Khiti-Mithi

Root

Tamil

Region

Chennai

Categories

People

Terms referencing this

pattu saree
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Noun.
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Definition

Mami in Tamil means a traditional Tam Bram (Tamil Brahmin) wife. A conservative (not broad minded) and 'good' girl with no sense of fashion or smartness is dismissed as a 'Mami' as opposed to the babes and chicks.

Usage

Daughter: Amma you can't be serious! You expect me to wear these heavy pattu sari, mallipoo, bindi and temple jewels? I will look like a proper Maami even before the wedding.
Mother: Shut up for once and do as I say...the groom is foreign-returned, very good catch. You must look like a good girl from decent phamily else they will reject you. You are already 27 and not yet married.
Daughter: But Amma I can be a good girl without looking like a Mami...what will the foreign-returned groom think?
Mother: Stupid girl, don't be so innocent. Foreign-returned boys only marry good girls and not fast chicks...
Daughter: Amma!!
Added 2011-08-27 by Khiti-Mithi

Root

Tamil

Region

Chennai

Categories

People

Terms referencing this

pattu saree
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Noun.
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Definition

pimp, match-maker, an in-between person who is trying to get 2 people to hook up

Usage

hey, what da? doing mama velai eh? mind your own business man!
Added 2011-07-28 by sykil

Root

Tamil

Region

All India

Categories

Related Terms

Kabab mein haddi.

Terms referencing this

Mams, mammu, tulla, soup boys, Tiger
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Verb.
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Definition

Meaning or implying.

Usage

ps: "Prof said this chapter is important man."
ta: "Minns it is coming for this exam-a??"
Added 2011-07-14 by ps

Root

English

Region

South India

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

means?
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Exclamation.
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Definition

used as a word that stands alone to convey that you dont understand what the person is saying and instead of using a full sentence like "what does that mean?" the person will just say "means?"

Usage

Anil: "First time in chem class, the teacher put blue powder in a bun sin burner and he's saying that the powder will be vanishing".
Sunil: "Means?"
Added 2011-07-08 by Dindigal

Root

English

Region

South India

Categories

WALTO

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minns

Men

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Definition

A friendly way to address someone. Similar to "yaar", "boss", "maccha" but generally used by Christians especially those from Goa, Mangalore and Anglo-Indians.

Usage

Angela: Where you going, men?
John: To church, men. Father Bosco called me.
Added 2011-07-07 by itsacharade

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

yaar, boss, maccha, mane

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Bob
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8 1
Noun.
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Definition

Foreign return young people slang for a traffic policeman.

Usage

" Hey! Let her ride da! These mamas here wont catch girls for drunk driving. " {common misconception}
Added 2011-07-01 by Leelamma

Root

Multiple

Region

South India

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

fat polissman

Terms referencing this

Mams, mammu, tulla, soup boys, Tiger
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mom

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Noun.
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Definition

Nothing to do with ones mother. Its a term of endearment reserved for the same sex mostly by male moslem butchers and male anglo indians in Bangalore. The word comes from "Imam" and is pronounced "mam" or "mom" and is a slang term of respect.

Usage

Butcher: What Mom, how many kgs of beef you want today?
Anglo-Indian: I'll take 2 kgs mom, cut off the jao mom.
Butcher: Ok mom.
Added 2011-07-01 by porkipaya

Root

English

Region

Bangalore

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

mane, macha

Mam

7 4
Noun.
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Definition

Catch all greating phrase, usually used between male friends, meaning "Man" "Macha" "Da" or equivalent. Preferred by the Cantonment crowd in Bangalore.

Usage

(Greeting) "What mam? What's going on?"
Added 2011-06-23 by Kannadoggy

Root

English

Region

Bangalore

Related Terms

macha, da, mane

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Brother, naadan brother
20 0
Noun.
0

Definition

Man, buddy, ol' chap

Usage

A: Give me a drop to school no?
B: Can't bugger, girlfriend is waiting...
A: What mané!
Added 2011-06-20 by Studmuffin

Root

Kannada

Region

All India

Related Terms

Boss, Da

Terms referencing this

Pakkadh-mane, da