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Vaagsa

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Literal English translation from the Tamil phrase "Nallaa vaangina/n".

Used most frequently in a context that means that the person in question received a severe scolding/thrashing.

Usage

Meenu: Hey why is Reenu standing out of the class?

Neenu: Oh that ah? She was going on texting during class. She got nicely from Mallika miss for that. That's why she's standing out.

Added 2011-09-13 by Vaagsa

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Multiple

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Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

that ah?

Terms referencing this

I will give you nicely
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Implies "waiting for" or "awaiting". Used by those who are convinced the they would be looked upon as better English-speakers if they used "await" in place of "wait", but end up mixing up the words.

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What re, awaiting for lunch, ah?
Added 2011-09-09 by Vaagsa

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English

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All India

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waitees, Paanch Minit, Line pe aa

Maami

\Maa-mee\
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Tamil word for Aunty. Typically a middle-aged Iyer woman. But to qualify for being called maami, the woman must be wearing madisaar, nose ring and call everyone younger then her even by a minute "daa" and "di".

As in "Saaptutu poyendaa", "Inga vaayendi",

Usage

Vaango maami, yepdi irukkel? (The Tamil Iyer slang)
Added 2011-08-30 by Vaagsa

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Tamil

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Tamil Nadu

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Lie Maami, sati savitri, Auntie