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Noun. May 29, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

Not the Marvel Comics superhero but the Indian superhero who stands on the roadside and painstakingly irons your clothes with a big fat charcoal iron for an absurdly low price. Another Indian institution that might eventually die with modernization.

Usage

Bob: Where can I get my clothes ironed for the wedding?
Raju: Don't worry, we will give it to the iron man
Bob: The iron man!
Added 2013-05-18 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

People, WALTO

Related Terms

dhobi, Bottle paper man

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saani

They are very useful in today's busy life n indeed an institution. But, sad that as u have said it might die with the modernization... :(

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