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Noun.
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Definition

A subsi-dized version of the word subsidiary, used by college-goers to refer to subsidiary subjects, which itself means all the other useless junk you gotta read about in addition to the Honors course subject.

Usage

Ram: Hey results are out. How did you do machan?
Shyam: OK only, but I failed my chemistry subsi
Added 2012-04-28 by Northern Southie

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

Terms referencing this

testi

Definition

Your pièce de résistance, if you are bhej. Vegetarian food, made from some vegetables.

Usage

Waiter - Order sir?

Pannerselvam - One chapli kabab,Two biryani and one chicken curry.

Jignesh bhai - Umm, One brinjal subji also please.

Added 2011-10-23 by Mildly Racist

Root

Hindi

Region

North India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

curry, khichdi

Terms referencing this

chicken curry
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Exclamation.
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Definition

Tamil for the Hindi "Shabash"

Usage

“Sabaash. So your sons are going to celebrate your shastiapdapoorthi in Amerikka itself. Sabaash.”
Added 2011-09-26 by oldathai

Root

Hindi

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

WALTO

savasa

\Sa-va-sa\
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Definition

Association

Usage

Dont keep his savasa bugger. He is full trouble.
Added 2011-09-21 by Cyanide

Root

Kannada

Region

Bangalore
20 1
Noun.
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Definition

spectacles or glasses

Usage

Mister: Next months salary I will buy off one new specs for you, okay?
Added 2011-09-08 by Amukutty

Sipsay

\Sip-say\
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Noun. August 5, 2011, Word of the Day
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Definition

Most people who've traveled on the Indian Railways would agree that the best part of the journey is the endless barrage of food that comes your way. Depending on what region of India you're in, your choices might range from hot hot idli-vadas wrapped in banana leaves and newspapers, to steaming peppered tomato soup served in styrofoam cups, to chai/coffee, to SIPSAAAAY. "What are sipsays?" you may ask. It took me a while to figure this one out. I would hear "Chaicoffeeidlivadatomatrsoupsipsaaay" bellowed as the vendors breezed pass our train cabin and always wonder what that last item was. Why, of course! Chips! An adaptation of the English word for "chips" -- or, as the Brits would say, "crisps" -- "sipsay" are those delightful deep fried, salted, spiced slices of potato/jackfruit/banana that we all love to munch on! Next time you're on a train and you hear "sipsay", stop the fella and grab a few. Then you'll really be able to sakkath majaa maadi on your journey!

Usage

Vendor: "Chaicoffeeidlivadatomatrsoupsipsaaay!!!!!!!!"
Child: Amma, I want banana chips!
Amma: OK mole.
Added 2011-08-04 by Rangamuffin
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Exclamation.
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Definition

Well done! Splendid job! Great work!

Verbal equivalent of a pat on the back when success has been achieved in a certain endeavour.

Used in all sorts of situations: for tiny enthu cutlets who get cent percent in school, to eng persons who have bagged onsite job. Rarely used among friends or siblings, it's application being reserved as a form of praise from the older generation to deserving eng persons.

Usage

*Chunnu Munnu has had her first papercraft class in school today. She comes home and runs to her fother to show him what she made*

Chunnu Munnu : "Papa papa papa!!! See see see what I made today!"
Papa, kindly : "Arrey wah! Shaabash mere bachhey! You are so talented"

*Chunnu Munnu beams with pride, skips away to have glass of milk and go play with snotty neighbourhood brats*

Added 2011-07-16 by Surdie Birdie

Root

Multiple

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

well taken, Wah!, Uttam
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Definition

A term used to express commendation for an achievement, such as; WELL DONE or EXCELLENT!

*interesting to note that SHAH means ruler!

Usage

Diya: I bribed my way to top of the class...Purva cried all they way home..(thinks to self: that ghasti kuti)

Mummydaddy: Shabash!

Added 2011-07-14 by ekReddyKaLau

Root

Urdu

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

well taken, Wah!, Uttam
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Phrase. September 29, 2011, Word of the Day
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Definition

Indians get invited to an average of 1 wedding a week. Add naming ceremonies, house entering ceremonies, work place inaugurations, pre-baby ceremonies, 60th birthdays, 80th birthdays, random religious events and wedding anniversaries and your life can get completely inundated with functions.

How do we deal? Sometimes we simply ignore invitations but this could cause offense and loss of face. The next best thing is to go, briefly, make sure you are in a few photos and in the video with your mouth open and full of food, and then leave.

This jetting through a function is called "showing face". Showing face is often also called "putting face"

Usage

YRV: Leela, make vettha kuzhambu for dinner.
Leela: But aren't you going for that wedding?
YRV: Ille ma, I am just showing face and coming back.
Added 2011-07-08 by Rowdy Rangamma
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Exclamation.
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Definition

Word of appreciation. means "well done." Apparently it is a
combination of two words Sha means Be and Bash means king... So Shabash means 'Be a king'.

Usage

Shabash..you have taken the injection without flinching
Added 2011-07-05 by Christine

Root

Urdu

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

well taken, Wah!, Uttam
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