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mokkachami

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Adjective.
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A person or animal that is Obedient.
Used commonly in Tambrahm lingo.
Antonym of asadu

Usage

Un payyan romba samathu. Azhimbu pannama saaptitu mudichitane.
(Your son is "samathu". Has completed his food without making any "azhimbu".
Added 2011-10-28 by mokkachami

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

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Asadu
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Phrase.
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Definition

All fart no shit. Empty vessel.

Usage

Avan sariyana vethu vaetu. Onnukum layak ille.

(He is a "vethu vaetu". Not fit for anything)

Added 2011-10-28 by mokkachami

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Terms referencing this

vayila vada sudrathu

ammanji

\not jumanji\
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Naive (strictly male). To refer to a person who is naive/innocent (combined with ignorance)/childlike/moron etc.

Usually the person is well qualified to work in a bank/IT etc but somehow acts like a duffer.

Usage

Girl1-neeyum un lover pichumani'um nethu ra-one cinema'ku poningalae? Avan enna pannan?

Girl 2-Nee vera di..Avan sariyana ammanji. Onnumae panna theriyala.

Added 2011-10-28 by mokkachami

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

Native, vernie

bale

\ba-lay ba-lay\
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used to praise/Appreciate something...
Especially used by Carnatic music rasikas (mamas) when the singer croons an alap or a mrindangist goes high with his thaniavarthanam etc.
Also used to express happiness when a tambrahm elder listens to some pleasant surprise..such as his son/son-in-law etc got a Green card, purchased a car- i10, or got his kid into padma seshadri school...
Or when Jayalalitha issues a counter to Karunanidhi...
Or when the Finance minister gives a good budget...

Usage

Mama1-Mama kaetela...ambujam mami payyan americavu'la veedu vaangitana...
Mama2- Bale Bale...
Added 2011-10-28 by mokkachami

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

tambrahm

Chilrae vaangitan

\Chil-rae/ Sil-rae\
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Phrase. February 27, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

To refer to a person who is bruised after a bike/cycle accident (usually because of his own mistake)

Usage

Nethu eruma mutti Suresh semmaya chilrae vangitan...
(Yesterday Suresh got bruised badly after hitting a buffalo)
Added 2011-10-28 by mokkachami

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

Transportation

katta

\cut-tah\
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Noun.
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Definition

Used to denote a girl/figure. Used with adjective such as "Semma" (excellent) or "Nattu" (country/well rounded/plumpy).

Highly morale boosting and positive word. Never used in negative connotation.

Antonym-Sappa figure or just Sappa.

Usage

Enga thalaivi Namitha semma katta da...

(Our empress Namitha is a "semma katta" dude)

Added 2011-10-28 by mokkachami

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

figaar, Figaru

Terms referencing this

Panch Faira
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Noun.
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Definition

to maintain low profile.

Possible origin-Mridangist playing his instrument at a low pitch either due to low payment or if he doesnt have enough sankeerthanams to fill in...or if the lead singer goes abaswaram..

Usage

Machi...avaluku munnadi nee romba overa pesrae..konjam amiki vaasi...she is our Proj manager
(Dude..you tend to speak too much in front of her..just "amiki vaasi" a bit)
Added 2011-10-28 by mokkachami

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

thenji pona tape

\thaen-gee po-na tape\
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Phrase.
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Definition

To repeat the same stuff again and again.

Usage

En da thenji pona tape madiri adhaye tirupi tirupi sollikituirukae?

(Why r u repeating the same like a "thenji pona tape")

Added 2011-10-28 by mokkachami

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

tak

\ta-k (as in TUCK)\
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Definition

in a flash.

to ask a person to complete something, to look at you etc.

Usage

Tak-tak'nu vela mudicha thana..night cinema poga mudiyum.
(Only if you get your work done "tak-tak", we can watch a movie tonight)
Dei..tak'nu anga paru..oru super figure pora..
(Dude..just "tak" look at that super figure going)
Added 2011-10-28 by mokkachami

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

sangu

\san-gu\
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Noun.
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Definition

To warn someone abt serious repercussions for the actions performed.

Direct meaning-deals with death.
Sangu-Counch. This is blown when a person dies. So sangu is used whenever an end of world threat needs to be given.

Usage

Machi..nee andha assignment mudikala na...naliki unaku sangu thaan..
(Dude..if u dont complete that assignment by tomorrow, "Sangu thaan" for u)
Added 2011-10-28 by mokkachami

Root

Tamil

Region

Chennai