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Hyderabadi Hindi term for 'bajaoing one's brains" i.e. puzzlement/stress/annoyance.
Pesky politicians? Dimaag Kharaab.
Power cuts? Dimaag Kharaab.
Till Sachin scored his 100th 100? Dimaag kharaab, baap.
Girlfriend/boyfriend issues? Certainly dimaag kharaab.
lau failure? very certainly dimaag kharaab!

Usage

Eg#1 Dimaag Kharaab kaiku karre ji? (why are you wasting my time?)

Eg#2 - ittaa badaa line tha udhar. Do ghante wait kare baad counter close kiye. Kal phir jaana padhta. Kya hai ji, yeh? Dimaag kharab!

Added 2012-03-21 by chota samosa
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Just like that. For no reason. Aisich. Chupke.

Why is it even there, you ask? Light lo baap. Hyderabad mein logaan aisich bolte.

Usage

Khaali-peeli dimaag khaaya une, dedh ghanta! (He ate my brains for no reason, for an hour and a half!)
Added 2012-03-21 by chota samosa

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Hyderabadi

Region

Hyderabad

Definition

Literal translation of the hindi "sir chakkar kha raha hain". Used to denote giddiness. Also used figuratively to express puzzlement or annoyance.

Usage

AK: how was the math class?
SP: dont ask, man. My head is eating circles now!
Added 2011-08-15 by chota samosa

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Multiple

Region

Pan-India

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Aiyyo Rama
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Short for "of/for the masses". Used to signify anything that is kitschy or suitable for the hoi polloi, and is the opposite of class.

It is mostly used by and in connection with the Telugu film industry. When a reviewer terms a film as "mass", you know its going to either be a Govinda movie remake, or a source for future Govinda movies. Readers are strongly advised to avoid the movie, or alternatively, buy front-row tickets, forget logic/common sense, tear and throw little bits of paper in the air every time the hero bashes up goons or dances with the heroine, and whistle loudly for no reason at all!

Usage

Nagarjuna's latest movie flopped. He really should stick to making mass cops-and-robbers flicks.
Added 2011-08-04 by chota samosa

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Telugu

Region

andhra

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Corrupted form of "young chap". Usually mouthed by rich industrialist types in old Telugu B&W movies to signify sophistication.

Usage

By-the-by, you should meet my new secretary, Vasu. The eng chop will go far in life!
Added 2011-07-26 by chota samosa

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Multiple

Region

Andhra

Categories

WALTO

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Eng bai, eng persons, Engster
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Slang for "yeah, right." A relatively new phrase- entered public consciousness only in the late 90s. Very, very popular with kids and college goers. Very different in function from abba, abbaa, and abbo (Telugu is a versatile language :))

Usage

Lalli (to Sasi): If i do well, Pappi will take me to Prasad's to celebrate. And if i dont, she will take me to Prasad's to cheer me up.
Pappi: (rolling her eyes) abba, cha!

P.S. Any female character under the age of 10 in Tollywood movies made during or before the '80s was invariably called 'Lalli', or 'Pappi'. 'Sasi' was the DD-8 (the state Telugu channel) equivalent for a young woman.

Added 2011-07-26 by chota samosa
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Noun. June 23, 2012, Word of the Day
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Telugu + B(H)ollywood. The name given to the Telugu movie industry. Usually used when comparing the Telugu film fraternity to its Tamil (Kollywood), Hindi (Bollywood) or Kannada(Sandalwood) counterparts.

Usage

Nagarjuna is a leading light in Tollywood.
Added 2011-07-26 by chota samosa

Haw

\Haaawww\
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An exclamation of shock, disbelief. A verbal pre-cursor to katti amongst younger children.

Usage

A: Gita ran away with her boyfriend from college!
B: Haawww! when did this happen?
Added 2011-07-26 by chota samosa

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Multiple

Region

South India

Categories

WALTO
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Literally, "your grave!". Used when someone acts like a duffer, or says something to rile you.

Usage

Ravi: Heard you are putting full maska on Revathi ma'm?
Kriti: Nee bondha! why would I do that?
Added 2011-07-26 by chota samosa
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An inexpensive hotel, where people usually go to have meals.

Usage

Abba, I'm famished. Let's go to Lakshmi mess and have meals!
Added 2011-07-26 by chota samosa