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The game of skip rope (jump rope for you Amreekans) - highly popular with eng girls..forwned upon by engbais due to because of high popularity with eng girls...
..until eng bai tunes 30, pays a fortune to join a gym and suddenly realizes that skipping is totally cool and a great exercise...

Skipping, btw , denotes the game itself and not the action, hence a noun and not a verb, which leads to some weird sentence construction (see example)

Usage

Eng Girl 1: Hey come ya, lets go home..I have to do homerk
Eng Girl 2: Wait ya, I'm playing skipping no...
Eng Bai: Vaaaaaaanthi!!!!!
Added 2012-03-20 by Side Character

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Sports & Games
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Definition

Corruption of the word sahib. Just like how sir is now saar. Sahib simply means 'Sir'.

Usage

What saab! Double meter saab! Return fare won't get from there at this time.
Added 2011-11-13 by Khajoor
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Definition

An alien from Jupiter, Sabu is a 7 feet wrestler, sidekick to the famous Chacha Choudhury. This series has been published (in rather suspect English) for over a couple of decades by Diamond Comics

Usage

when Sabu gets angry, a volcano erupts in a distant land.
Added 2011-10-14 by CalcuttaMaami
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Definition

A formal association of music and performance art lovers in Chennai (and perhaps in other southern Indian cities).

Usage

“I am a life member of Rasika Ranjani Sabha.”
Added 2011-10-11 by oldathai

Root

Hindi

Region

Tamil Nadu

SPB

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Definition

Abbreviation of the name of the legendary South Indian singer S.P.Balasubramanyam who has sung 40,000+ songs spanning Tamil, Kannada, Telugu cinema. He holds the record of having recorded the most number of songs for any male playback singer.

He is a household name in TN, Karnataka and Andhra(Kerala exception, Yesudas is the god there) since 1970s.

Usage

Nanjunda: Just listened to Jotheyali song. SPB voice is pukka match for Shankar Nag. Heavenly voice, magaa.

Sridhara: SPB voice matches everyone da. Watch Tamil or Telugu song. Perfectly matches for Rajni, Kamal, Chiranjeevi etc.

Added 2011-10-10 by Ulsoor Kichcha

Root

Kannada

Region

South India

Categories

People
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Definition

How would ever Indian mythology arrive wherever it does from time to time , across yugas and across lokas without the twists and twirls produced by shaaps or shaapas.

Shaap is the Hindi version of Shaapa(San) meaning curse.

Shaaps, are in currency today as they were in the lore or yore.
Janta give shaap to the netas. Bhikshuks to the unyielding kanjoosi. And heart-broken and lovelorn to the Ex.

Don't start cursing the bad entry yet! There are some rules you need to follow haa!

A Shaap can be issued by anyone having a minimum balance of punya in their account. I see you already leaving this page! Wait!. Wait! Don't!
Maybe, a lesser paapi can, after all issue a shaap to a worser paapi. Go ahead!

A total paap laden person like this contributor can never ever issue one. So, you don't have to be scared to click the thumbs down.

You issue a shaap this way: You show you are mad at me for whatever I did or didn't. Your eyes become red and flaming. Preferably smoke billows from nostrils and you flex all facial muscles, fists clenched. Close your eyes, remember your ishta devata guru or the primary source of all your gyan, righteousness, and recourse.

If you issue a shaap in text messages, end it with an exclamation mark!

But never forget this!
A counter shaap( pratishaap ) can also be issued instantly by the recepient of yours. Think twice. But you can also get away by a counter-counter-shaap. But the effects go on diminishing like the the size of images in mirrors placed against one another.

You know no? All gamblers end up losing in a casino, and making its owners rich. So, nagins, gandharvas, sages, ordinary bhaktas or even gods condemned and currently under the spell of yet another shaap by someone in a previous avataar can and have issued shaaps and pratishaaps.

I suspect, Film producers are the owners of the Cosmic Casino. Haven't they made tons of money? With a repertoire of mytho-shaaps affording them all the twists to the story no ordinary mortal of a script-writer would ever come up with?

Usage

Here, I give my shaap to you:
"If ever you gave me any shaap anytime, let that shaap boomerang and hit you with double punch!"
"Secondly and more importantly, if you copy-paste my above shaap, let there be a system crash! instantly!"
Added 2011-10-09 by I love Dtool
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Definition

Shop.

More specifically, toddy shop - a place where cheap arack is sold and consumed in lavish quantities. To a much lesser degree, can be used to mean a bar or pub - any establishment where alcohol is served.

A place of solace, intellectual combat and small-time rowdyism for a significant part of the Mallu male population.

Usage

"Vallupine shaapil pova?" (Are you going to the shaap this early in the morning?)

"Engle shaapil keri. Inni chance-illa." (Engle has entered the shop. Now no chance."

"Aa shaapil keranda. Touchings onnum illa." (Dont got to that shaap. Not so crazy about the Touchings there.)

Added 2011-10-04 by GoodCumbany

Root

English

Region

Kerala

Related Terms

thanni session, Baba, kaaka shop, smarl

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bevco
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Definition

Used to describe the potential of a course of study to offer you jobs afterwards.

Usage

Oh, he got only 76% in Maths? Must be all those video games. Put him in a computer animation course, it has lot of scope, it seems. And he can combine work with pleasure. Heh heh.
Added 2011-09-25 by HilariousGlory

Root

English

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

adumko, Scope raja, peter, Bhav
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Definition

Sappa means Waste...and its the opposite of Sakke...used to describe girls

Usage

Machan 4 yearsa nee sappa figures pinnadi poyi lifey waste pannite da.

(Machan for 4 years, you wasted life -- sappa -- by chasing figures aka ladice).)

Added 2011-09-12 by Apdi Podu

Root

Tamil

Related Terms

Sakke, figaar

Terms referencing this

Beat the forehead
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Phrase.
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Definition

No way, Not a chance, Impossible.

IIT-speak, where the complete sentence, "There is no scope of that happening." is abbreviated to "Scope." since there is no time for trivialities such as prepositions, articles and proper sentence structure.

Usage

Venkat: Can I borrow your guitar?

Swami: Scope.

Nitin: I'd like to marry Mallika.

Mallika's dad: Scope.

"We are going to launch a rocket to the moon."

"Scope."

Added 2011-08-31 by GoodCumbany

Root

English

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

adumko, Scope raja, peter, Bhav
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Noun. September 11, 2012, Word of the Day
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A slightly garbled mallu version of 'sahib', an urdu word.
During the colonial era, the word 'Sahib' was used respectfully when referring to a European man.
Interestingly, the term still survives in malluland and is used to refer in third-person to a male, white/caucasian foreigner.

Usage

Conversation in a Toddy Shop (Boban and Eappen are customers and Jose is the owner/waiter/cook in the toddy shop)
Boban : Ketto Joseyy (You listening to this Jose?) A sayippu who hired my taxi service wanted to come here with me for a drink.
Eapen: Sherikke? (Really?) Why you didnt bring him here then?
Boban: Uvvuvvae...He will jest eat the beef fry here and get diarrhoa. I told him you better stick to the small in the bar at Taj Malabar.
Jose (voice trailing in from the kitchen): Ohho...athu kollam. Ente business polikkanulla shramamano (Ohho. good one. Are you trying to ruin my business?)
Boban: these sayippus thingk they can buy the authendic kerala essperience- take a ride in the back waters, get ayurvedic massage, see a toned down-touristy kathakali performance and eat a sadya for a kathi vela (exhorbitant price)!
Eappen: Ess ess...the "gods own kandry" package sold by awar tourism department...joseyy onnum koodi poratte! (Jose, bring one more drink!)
(the group then launch into a huge discussion on the ills of the tourism industry, real estett and the most favourite topic of any mallu- the former glories of the markseest parrty)
Added 2011-08-22 by Kochu kalli

Root

Urdu

Categories

People

Related Terms

Madama, firang, gora, angrez

Terms referencing this

Memsahib, Madama
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Definition

Despite innocently masquerading as the general digga word for leafy greens, those in the know are well aware of the true nature of the greens that make our local Popeyes pop eyed.

"It's good for the flu. Good for asthma. Good for tubercolosis. And even numara thrombosis... Birds eat it. Ants love it. Fowls eat it. Goats love to play with it." - Peter Tosh, Legalize It.

Usage

Dad: I'm sporting a massive headache, can you massage my feet?
Prad: Put some soppu, everything will be fine...
Added 2011-07-19 by Studmuffin

Root

Kannada

Region

South India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Dum, maal
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Noun.
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Definition

South Bombay

Usage

Y: "Hey! Let's go to Andheri tonight!"
X: "OMG! That's like another country man!"
Z: "X is such a townie that he/she won't leave SoBo!"
Added 2011-07-12 by alphabetasid

Root

English

Region

Mumbai

Categories

Places

Terms referencing this

Cathedralite, townie, ghaati
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Adjective.
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Definition

Scope: To put on airs; a need to be the centre of attention; play hard to get

Usage

Deepak: Hey Rajini, want to come for a movie?
Rajini: I don't know yaar, not like I'm doing anything but I'm not in the mood today...
Deepak: Why are you simply taking scope ya? Just come.
Added 2011-07-06 by Dinchak Bulbul

Root

English

Region

Karnataka

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

Bhav, put up your price

Terms referencing this

adumko, Scope raja, peter, Bhav
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Noun.
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Definition

green leafy vegetables. Comes from the tamil word Soppu which means "greens"

Usage

Buy some soppu for the salad child
Added 2011-07-06 by porkipaya

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

Food and Drink
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Definition

A guy who works in the merchant navy on cargo ships.

Usage

John : hi , I'm John from bandra.
Vir : Hi John. What do you do?
John: I'm a shippy.
Vir : so, you must have sailed all around the world.
Added 2011-07-02 by errolbonda

Root

English

Region

All india

Categories

Transportation

Related Terms

gelf

Terms referencing this

Posting, Fauji
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Abbreviation. September 2, 2011, Word of the Day
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Definition

"Socially Useful Productive Work." Also "Some Useful Periods Wasted."

Name comes from a requirement of 10th grade education to have chlidren "engage with the society" around them and not just their textbooks. Sadly has degenerated into futile exercise in teaching boys how to sew, or plant trees, or visit slums, none of which are done seriously and none of which produce the desired effect. Hence time wasted.

Usage

SUPW class period is Ryan's favorite period. He burns paper in a bottle and convinces the teachers at St. Joseph's that it is a form of art. Well at least he is better than Nas who goes home during the period to watch bluefilms.
Added 2011-06-29 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

Related Terms

St. Josephs
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Definition

One of the gods in the Hindu pantheon, Shiva is associated with being the destroyer. In the divine triumvirate (also called Trimurti) consisting of Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma, some aspects of mythology suggest Shiva's power being ascendant, and some suggest Vishnu's power being ascendant.

Devotees adhering to Shiva's ascendancy are typically called Shaivites.

Usage

Om Nama Shivaya!
Or even "Shivanaay! My back hurts today."
Added 2011-06-25 by mainmacha

Categories

People

Terms referencing this

Nagin, Trimurti