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Definition 1 of 3

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Noun. February 15, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

Term given to a stainless steel steel cup used for tea, coffee or juice. This term is most often used by Brahmin uncles and aunties.

Usage

I take one tumbler of milk in morning for health, one tumbler of curd in afternoon for movement and two tumblers of brandy in evening for enjoyment.
Added 2012-01-30 by porkipaya

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Chota Peg, tiffin, tiffin box

Terms referencing this

sombu, One two, lotta

Definition 2 of 3

tumbler

\pro-nunn-see-ay-shun\
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Noun.
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Definition

steel glass for drinking coffee, etc.

Usage

One should drink filter coffee in a tumbler only to get the full taste.
Added 2011-09-13 by Bimawala

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

cup

Terms referencing this

sombu, One two, lotta

Definition 3 of 3

tumbler

\Thamizhar\
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Noun.
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Definition

In most rural Tamil areas, "Tumbler", refering to a drinking glass made of stainless steel has become a Tamil-ised word, "Tamizhar", which could be mistaken for a similar word to describer a person of Tamil origin!

Usage

Yenna-da! Antha Tamizhar-la oru sukku kapi oothi koden!
Added 2012-02-22 by Kaveramma

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

Food and Drink

Terms referencing this

sombu, One two, lotta