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pailan

\poi-lawn\
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Literally means a "pehelwan", a wrestler, a muscle-man, a strong man. A mocking way of referring to one's friend(s)/ younger ones/ peers. The recipient, should he be aware of the word and the connotations thereof, needs to expect and be prepared for ridicule: mostly used in the context of when the said recipient has exaggerated/ is seeking to exaggerate his abilities but has fallen flat on his face/ is evident that he will fall flat on his face.

Usage

Eg.1:
Jahangir: Woh Saleem Pheku kya baatan karta bhai - Dubai ki flight me airhostessan uspe line maare the kate!
Saleem suddenly enters: Kya bolra re Jahangir tu!
Jahangir: Arre kuch bhi nahi pailan. Aao baitho, cha piyo...

(Jahangir: That Saleem and his tall tales. He was saying that the airhostesses were flirting with him on the flight to Dubai.
Saleem suddenly enters: What are you saying man?
Jahangir: Arre, nothing oh-exalted-friend. Come sit and have tea.)

Eg.2:
Jahangir: Parsun wahan pe ladai hui kate. Accha hua mein nai tha, qile ku gaya tha bhai. Nahi to mere haath se ek do half-muderan ho jaate the.
Saleem: Jaan-do pailan. Pichle bar ladai ku bulaye to dum dabake side se nikal gaye tum.
(Jahangir: I heard that there occured a violent scuffle the other day at that place. Glad I was at the Golconda at that time, else I would have committed one-two culpable homicides.
Saleem: Take it light boss. Last time I called you for a fight you ran the other way with your tail between your legs)

Added 2013-03-12 by Sacchi Bolrun

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Hyderabad

Terms referencing this

dharkari, kaankhan
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term given to a big well built man. Comes from the Indian sport of pehlwani or Indian wrestling.

Usage

That pehlwan Fazal belted Shree Kumar with a badminton racket for saying bad things about his uncle.
Added 2012-11-30 by porkipaya

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

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Dishoom Dishoom

Yes there is one Josephite on this team:) And he has only one thing to say: Josephites are dynamites! See our entry for St Joseph's. Glad you are on the site.

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In-shirt guru

Logonathan...you a Josephite too? I'm batch of 95.

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Logonathan

I have the same question :)

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In-shirt guru

Dude, are you a Josephite?

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used to nullify or cancel a ka. A sign of peace. usually accompanied by an expectant grin.

Usage

ok, I'm palam with you now.
Added 2011-07-07 by sykil

Root

Tamil

Region

south india

Categories

WALTO

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ka

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Ka
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Short for 'family planning', a euphemism for contraception.

Usage

"You've been married five years and don't have children? Planning ah?"
Added 2011-07-03 by Minkey Chief

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

family planning

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sketch