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A dimwit. Comes from the understanding that folk from Madagascar are Makkus (plural for Makku, which means idiot). Racist undertones should be obvious (if they are not, check whether you are in fact from Madagascar).

Usage

Ninju: That Sooraj went for matinee show with his doww-aa?

Grinju: Ya. He went with her for some comedy. Should have gone for a horror movie. Total Makku Madagascar he is.

Added 2011-12-19 by gunfightkanchana

Root

Tamil

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Unknown

Definition

To let down, to disappoint, to crush one's hopes and dreams (okay, not the last one.) Literally translated from the kannada term "kaikotbitta". Also known as giving kai. Note that this is different from putting kai.

Usage

Ajay: Hai! Ready for our all boys party? Where is Vijay?

Sujay: He gave haath. His rowdy rangamma girlfriend is not letting him come itsimms.

Added 2011-12-19 by gunfightkanchana

Root

Kannada

Region

South India

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haath giver
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Clever boy/girl, usually proudly said by Kannadiga adults while somewhat stroking their child's cheek. Also made a significant impact in Kannada movies in the 80s and 90s, but you may not have noticed that because you were distracted by the clothes of the wearer (stroke-inducing capacity of 80s fashion in sandalwood is immensely underrated)

Usage

*Auspicious sounding Veena music present in every Kannada movie ever plays in the background*

Hema: Mummy, nange scholarship sikthu!
(Mummy, I got a scholarship!)
Mummy: Jaana!

*Evil neighbour or uncle or cousin with oily hair will do something evil at some point, but then they will be suitably regretful later, and all will be well again.*

Added 2011-12-14 by gunfightkanchana

Definition

The South Indian way of saying "maths" in traditional South Indian families. Consequences of doing badly in maks include family being dishonoured, lack of marriage prospects, baldness, homelessness, and so on.

Usage

Amma, Appa, Ajji, Thatha: Puttu got 90 percent in Chemistry! Jaaaana!
Annoying Uncle Chandru: How much he got in Maks?
Puttu: Only 53 percent, Chikkappa

*Door closes silently on Puttu's face, as he resigns himself to a lifetime of begging on the streets*

Added 2011-12-14 by gunfightkanchana

Root

Kannada

Region

South India

Categories

School and College

Terms referencing this

Shakuntala Devi, thatandalldontask, O.P. Sinhal
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Noun. February 16, 2012, Word of the Day
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Someone who shows off their knowledge of English, while pretending they don't understand any Indian languages (although everyone knows they say "suggest me, yaar")

Usage

Nikita: I detect the subtle undertones of Indian spices in this heady mixture of golden brown onions and mashed potatoes served traditionally with Indian lentil pancakes.

Pankaja: It's a freaking masaldosa. Don't put Peter.

Added 2011-12-14 by gunfightkanchana
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put kai

\put kye\
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A less lame version of "Give me five!". Only disadvantage is it isn't followed by "Up so High! Out of space! On your face!" (for the uninitiated: the person who diligently puts kai gets slapped.)

Usage

Manav: I got centum in maks exam
Danav: Put kai!
Manav: What?
Danav (to himself) :Oho, it's a Peter. (loudly): Give me five!
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Noun. October 9, 2013, Word of the Day
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If Bangalore Iyengar's Bakery was Mary Shelley, this would be its Frankenstein. Stupendous combination of flakey dough, coconut, jam, and presumably the fears of all small children. Given to said small children by aunts who never understand why they always keep it in the farthest corner of the house.

You'll know soon enough. Till then, it's watching you.

Usage

Aunt: Paapa! Got you something yummy!

Paapa: khara bun? KHARA BUN???

Aunt: No! It's your favourite, Dilpasand!

There are no more dialogues, because they were home alone with the Dilpasand and dared speak its name out loud.

Added 2011-11-28 by gunfightkanchana

Root

Kannada

Region

Bangalore

Categories

Food and Drink

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KKKTMV

\Requires extensive knowledge of Klingon and/or Tamil (For those less linguistic, KKKTMV works just fine)\
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(Kadakkardellam Kadakkattum, Kezhavana Thookki Manaila Vei)

Literally, leave everything else you're doing and get the old man married. Illustrates lack of prioritising abilities. (Although this surely is age racism? Ageism? WHAT IS IT CALLED?)

Usage

Rohan: Macha, I know we have exam tomorrow, but we'll put off one peg?

Mohan: Dude, talk about KKKTMV.

Added 2011-11-28 by gunfightkanchana

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Hebbie

\Like Debbie, but not.\
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Definition

Short form of Hebbar Iyengar, that unique breed of human "driven out of Tamilnadu centuries ago because of Chola persecution" (whatevs, Tamilnadu rejects!) who have a peculiar affinity for the phenomenon that is Crazy Star Ravichandran and for the simultaneous butchering of the Kannada and Tamil languages.

Usage

LS (in a group of people, talking to her mother): Amma, market-ge pone, sanna putta saamaan togondbande

(Collective WTF moment of everyone present)

SS: Chill out, dude, it's only a Hebbie.

Added 2011-11-28 by gunfightkanchana

Root

Kannada

Region

South India

Categories

People
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A more efficient, biting way of saying "Thoo!". Addressee is usually overwhelmed by shame and cowers in a corner. Addressor may feel a disproportionate sense of power.

Especially effective when critiquing substandard Kannada projects and when combined with said project flinging.

Usage

Teacher: Gautam, nin project yelli?! Ivatt kone chance anta nennene helde!
(Gautam, where is your project? Yesterday only I told you today's your last chance)

Gautam: Ide Uncle, bari staple matra madbeku
(It's there, Uncle, I only have to staple it)

Teacher: Parvagilla, togondba
(It's Ok, bring it)

Gautam (reluctantly bringing one A4 size paper with four lines on it)

Teacher: THATH!

Added 2011-11-27 by gunfightkanchana

Root

Kannada

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

Thath-theri, Thoo