The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

Definition 1 of 2

chocolate

\chalk - lit\
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Definition

A generic term used to describe any non-Indian sweet - which may or may not contain cocoa. Indians sweets are usually called barfi or mithai, while candy of foreign origin (such as toffees, dragees, mints etc) are called "chocolates"

Usage

Tomorrow is my happy birthday. I will be wearing my colour dress and distributing chocolates. Don't take more than one chocolate ok?
Added 2011-08-22 by Citraceous Badding

Root

English

Region

South India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Sweet Meats, Sweet Dish

Terms referencing this

flower-milk, amul baby, kulfi

Definition 2 of 2

chocolate

\chaaklate\
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Definition

Generic name for candy in the lexicon of southern Indian languages. What goes by the name of chocolate is often individually wrapped toffee or even hard candy. Chocoate, on the other hand, is often qualified by a brand name such as Five Stars or KitKat.

Usage

"Let's get a 500 gm bag of chocolate for Juggu's birthday. It should be enough to distribute in his class. The more colorful the chocolates, the better."
Added 2011-09-26 by oldathai

Root

English

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

papprumint

Terms referencing this

flower-milk, amul baby, kulfi