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Bell bottom was a popular style of trousers ('touser', 'pants' or 'phants' more colloquially) in the '70s through mid-80's that 'flared' or were 'bell-shaped' at the bottom.

These traditionally started somewhere just below your nipples and much above your belly-button and extended all the way past your ankle to the floor.

see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell-bottoms

Combine this with tight floral print (silk) shirt 'tucked-in' with buttons open to show a man's chest hair, a wide belt with sparkly buckle and 'step-cut', was the epitome of urban cool in '70s India. What many may perhaps do not realize that this style was widely popular elsewhere in the world as well having originated in the '60s US with 'flower-power' as 'hippy-chic.'

Usage

Ramesh: Machan, bell-bottoms super ishtyle da.
Mani: Po-da, vennai.
Added 2012-11-24 by Silly Billy

Root

English

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

pants, phants, touser

cutti-bajji

\cut-ti buj-ji\
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Definition

cutlet (cutti) - potato and lentil dumplings,
bajji - fried chilli in batter

(esp) referred to a specific vendor in the alley-way next to Adyar Hot Breads. Open only for a limited time weekdays (16:00-20:00)...college students and office-goers make a bee-line for this joint. See kai-yendi bhawan and other popular road-side eateries which won't pass any health-and-safety rules but wont cause you harm either.

Kai-yendi (lit) where you reach out (your hand) to be served (food).

See also mootai-bonda, bread-omlette

Usage

Ramesh: Pasi-ki-thu da.
I'm hungry.
Mani: hire cycle e-du-thu-tu cutti-bajji sapi-da polla-ma?
(shall we) rent a cycle and go to eat cutti-bajji?
Added 2012-02-29 by Silly Billy

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Categories

Food and Drink

Jil-Jang-Jucks

\jil, ja-ang, jucks (or yucks)\
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Adjective.
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Definition

A coded scoring system for rating (attractiveness of) girls.

Jil: 8-10
Jang: 4-7
Jucks (Yucks): 1-3

Usage

Ramesh: Machan, oru Jil, several Jucks-oda varra-da.

Machan - Bro (or Dude)
Oru - 1
-oda - with
varra - coming

Added 2012-02-29 by Silly Billy

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Related Terms

ladice, figaar, figure, bandi

Terms referencing this

Jill

jalsa

\jal-sa\
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Noun.
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Definition

to have fun (esp) bawdy, gratuitous or immoral although colloquially can be used to refer to mild or innocuous pleasurable passing of time with friends usually in mixed company

Usage

Ramesh-um Mani culvert kitta figure-inga oda semma jalsa pannaga.
Ramesh and Mani, were talking with the girls near the culvert.
Added 2012-02-29 by Silly Billy

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Terms referencing this

jilpa

jilpa

\jil-pa\
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Noun.
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Definition

(show) jilpa

to boast or big-up yourself in conversation (esp) to impress the opposite sex talking about random topics, appearing pseudo-intellectual or overly gregarious

see also peela adi-kar-thu (or kat-ira-thu)

Usage

Mani was showing jilpa when he noticed that his davu Anu was looking across the room at Ramesh.
Added 2012-02-29 by Silly Billy

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Terms referencing this

peela

peela

\pee-la\
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Noun.
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Definition

to boast

See also philum, jilpa

Usage

Romba peela vida-the machi, ava nee solratha ethiym numba matta
Do boast too much, she is not going to believe anything that you say
Added 2012-02-29 by Silly Billy

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Related Terms

philum, jilpa

Terms referencing this

jilpa, reel

gajabuja

\ga-ja-bu-ja\
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Adverb.
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Definition

Awesome, big, grand, huge, lotsa

Usage

Kalayanam amakalam-a gajabuja-va nadan-thu
The wedding was loud, chaotic and grand.

(lit) gaja - elephant, buja(m) - shoulder

see also thada-buda

Added 2012-02-29 by Silly Billy

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Related Terms

thada-buda

Terms referencing this

jilpa

ragala (or ragale)

\ra-ga-le\
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Definition

commotion
fight
brawl
ruckus

Usage

College passanga thanni adhicu-tu semma ragale pannan-ga, police vanthu latthi-charge pannan-ga.

Drunken college students caused a commotion when the police came and beat them.

Added 2012-02-29 by Silly Billy

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

silumishum

\si-lu-mi-shu-m\
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Noun.
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Definition

mischief
(esp) naughty in a mildly sexual context

Usage

Chinna payyan yenn-va silumishum panna vaisu ponnunga kitta

That little boy was naughty to the grown-up girls

Added 2012-02-29 by Silly Billy

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

venduthal

\ven-du-th-al\
5 3
Noun. March 29, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

A (private) commitment to God to do something specific, usually requiring demonstrating belief in some physically painful manner, with the ulterior motive to secure (or thank for) some favour in return (from said God).

e.g. walking bare-foot to the Temple, fasting, shaving ones hair bald, poking / piercing sharp metal objects into ones skin, self-flagellation etc

Usage

Ramesh: Exam prepration yeppa-di poi-it-irruku?
(How is the exam prepration comming along?)
Mani: Koil-iku nadandhu varran-inu venduthal, God will do the rest.
(I have promised to walk to the temple, God will do the rest).

See also fatalism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatalism) or Kismet or Vidhi, We will do our best, God will do the rest

Added 2012-02-28 by Silly Billy

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Related Terms

Kadavul, God