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thewanderingv

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Latecomer to the tamil slang pound party, but hopefully will be remembered as an "A for the effort" kind of guy.

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Adjective.
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Definition

Nerd. Bookish person.

Usage

Seetha was always a padips in school, always scoring centums.
Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamilnadu

Categories

School and College

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Put your seat on the chair, Bit paper
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tan-ta-tan

\tan-ta-tan or dan-da-dan or any combination of t/d\
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Vocal equivalent of a drumroll.

Origin: Onomatopoeia of a sound sequence commonly used to announce the presence of a villain or hero in Bollywood.

Usage

... and then tan-ta-tan, there appeared Amitabh, and let's just say there was a lot of dishoom dishoom.
Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

Unknown

Region

All India

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Dishoom
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Definition

School / university event/festival that consists of many competitive events.

Usage

Dai, did you go to Reverbs 2011?
No da, our princi has banned all culturals.
Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

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Cul-fest

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India Rock, Fresher's Party
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1. Person who is very important

2. Person who appears to be very important

3. Person who thinks they are very important

Usage

1. That MLA is a big shot. He is tipped to be very close to the thalaivar, and is likely to become an MP soon.

2. That guy looks like a big shot, he's driving a merc.

3. What man bugger? You think you're a big shot eh? I'll show you what you really are... which is nothing.

Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

English

Region

All India

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pistha

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Lord Faukland

pistha

\piss-tha\
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Adjective. June 3, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

Show-off, tycoon, person who think's he's a big shot

Usage

Very often used together with periya (meaning big):

A: Hey guys, want to come and play in my private pool?
B: Periya pistha nee. (You're a big pistha)

Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamilnadu

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paruppu

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Impotent fellow, big shot, bandha
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Noun.
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Definition

Game commonly played in school involving two (or more , if it is a tournament or a modified pen game) players with competing pens. The object of the pen game is to hit and push the other person's pen beyond a pre-agreed boundary (in some instances off the table) using your pen and certain pre-determined and acceptable flicks of the finger.

See also scale game for the version with rulers

Usage

Dai macha, the teacher is ill today, let's play the pen game.
Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

English

Region

South India

Related Terms

scale game, book cricket

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Mender

Definition

Something very easily accomplished. Most often encountered in the language of cricket, but not unusual to use it with other day to day tasks.

Usage

Example 1: Dhoni missed a sitter of a catch. Even my paati could have caught it.

Example 2: That exam was a sitter. I'm surely going to get a centum.

Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

English

Region

All India

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googly

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Sitting on the computer
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Definition

A timepass game played in school involving a large book being opened randomly, and artificial cricket scores constructed through a sequence of rules. The page numbers opened, along with other pre-determined rules (one such rule often involves the final digit of the page number, which may symbolize various outcomes), help define the outcome of the game.

Usually played solitary, but can be amended to involve team play.

Usage

Teacher: Young Shandilya is so dilligent. Look at him studiously reading his book.

Shandilya (whispering): I love book cricket! Page 66 - Dhoni hits a six!

Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

scale game, pen game

Terms referencing this

Cricket, Pen game, Scale game
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MLA Pesarattu

\em-el-eh pesa-rattu\
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Definition

Pesarattu is a type of dosa that is made using moong daal instead of rice/urad daal.

MLA Pesarattu is a version with upma stuffed inside, and is considered a VIP version of the humble Pesarattu.

Usage

Most dosa restaurants will feature MLA Pesarattu dosas.
Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

Telugu

Region

South India

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MLA
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Phrase. October 25, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

Origin is from a bollywood song composed by the great Bappi Lahiri.

Now used as a cheezy pickup line.

Usage

Hey baby, you are my chicken fry, you are my fish fry, want to do some achaks-machaks with me?
Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

English

Region

All India

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All of y'all, you only