Dictionary of Kannada Slang

The most beautiful, fantastic, marvelous, lovely stuffs in life are either illegal, banned, prohibited or punishable. At a lesser degree the wonderful words which have a lot of vibrations in them and that gives thrill when uttered are referred as slang and are considered to be vulgar. Nevertheless, guys like to employ these words in everyday life to make the day count. Here, am listing an exhaustive list of informal/bad/slang words used in Kannada with an aim to save these vibration producing and powerful words for future generations.

Consider the two Kannada statements:

  1. Ivattu ondu film nodde. Directru filmna channagi tegdidaane. Tumba yochne maadbeku artha maadkolakke.
  2. Le maga, ivattond film nodde lo. Halka baddimagan aa directr en tegdidaano! Bolimaga talege goota itt peltbuta machi.

Just by analyzing the above sentences we come to the conclusion that the latter set of sentences has more energy in it, produces more vibrations, gets people closer, is nearer to our life and finally we feel the feeling of life is beautiful. These kinds of sentences certainly are a form of fun and beauty. Our Kannada language is very powerful. To get a feel of it, just listen to this legendary breathless song Onde Usrige Helutini and my Nanna Baalina Jyothi. Slang in Kannada is still more powerful. It is like bomber. Hope this trend of Kannada slang lasts forever with the generations to come.

I learned most of these slang words in my Engineering. Here, I intend to make a fuller list of all these words which got accumulated in my mind through several sources like my own knowledge, friends, internet, word of mouth and so on. Though in any way the list cannot be considered as complete, it is certain that I have collected as many beautiful words as possible. Hope these words bring joy to your life.

Alphabetical list of Slang in Bang:

  • aandal – waste fella
  • aane – fatso
  • abes – vanish; escape
  • achchu – copy in tests and exams
  • adda – place to roam; haven; refuge
  • adjust – adjustment
  • adklasi – third class
  • adumkoli – enough. enough.
  • aiko – pick up something
  • ailu – person who is unchangeably mad about something
  • ammanni – tits
  • ammi – tits
  • andu – ass
  • anna – a boy who is a senior in age/knowledge/other features
  • aNthamma – a male friend who is like a bro
  • atkaisko – stuck with a task/person
  • baand – variation of bond to mean expert in some field
  • baandli – bald person
  • bachha – a child/learner in a field
  • badetade – dud
  • baddimaga – son of a loaner
  • balls – testes; courage; breasts
  • batthi – telling people bad about other people so as to start a fight
  • batti – copy in tests and exams
  • bejaan – very many
  • belt – brahmin
  • bendethu – beat black and blue; scold heavily; screw
  • benne – person with whitish skin complexion
  • betta – big boobs
  • bevarsi – bastard
  • bhayankara – great; dangerous feat
  • bidde – i was dumbfounded
  • bidko – sleep
  • bindaas – having fun
  • biknaasi – waste fellow / worthless
  • bitti – costing nothing
  • bird – a girl
  • bird watch – looking for a girl to love
  • biscuit – cheat
  • bitri – an woman who cannot hide secrets; bai baduki
  • blade – harangue
  • boda – bald person
  • bolimaga – son of a widow
  • bulldog – one who follows wherever we go
  • bolsu – empty the money
  • bomb – a buxom and a damn sexy girl with huge boobs and ass
  • bombat – incredible
  • bomman – brahmin
  • build up – maintaining a level, status
  • burdey – lie
  • chaddi dost – friend from childhood
  • chamak – magic; show off
  • chamcha – a person who flatters a biggie to get his work done
  • chameli – dagaar
  • chamman – dumb fellow
  • chappar – useless person
  • chatri – fraud
  • chatta – bed on which one is taken to cemetery after death
  • chela – a person who flatters a biggie to get his work done
  • chilre – cheap; parsimony
  • chinaali – loose woman; woman with different intentions
  • chinalke – son of a slut
  • chindi – awesome
  • ching chong – chinese
  • chingi – chinese / chinese looking
  • chinki – chinese / chinese looking
  • chippu – to be doomed
  • chitranna – awesome; screwed
  • chombu – to be doomed
  • choo bidu – get some one to seek and fight another person
  • chool – desire to attract women; desire to have sex; horny
  • chootya – fucker
  • chumma – simply
  • color – a girl
  • cracku – stupid; fool
  • da – calling a friend
  • dabaisu – censure severely; enjoy
  • dabba – waste
  • dagaar – slut
  • damaar – a blast; an end of something
  • dandapinda – waste body
  • darbesi – useless fellow; waste body
  • deadly – dangerous
  • deal – business; come to conclusion; murder
  • dengu – fuck
  • depu – steal
  • devru – person who is rarely seen; person who is given highest respect
  • dichchi – bang with head
  • diggu – one who always keeps his fingers in his nose
  • ding dong – coitus
  • dingri – ass
  • don – expert in a field
  • dove – lover
  • draabe – useless fellow; waste fellow
  • dumki – gone case; fail
  • edbidangi – loafing here and there
  • enamma – what boy?
  • enne – liquor
  • entry – enter a gang, task, plan
  • escape – run away from being caught
  • ethakko – pick up something or someone
  • figure – a girl; a girl’s body personality
  • fitting – telling people bad about other people so as to start a fight
  • fountainu – drinking
  • gaala – flirt to get a girl; ideas and plans employed to trap a boy/girl
  • gaampar – foolish person
  • gaanchali – adamant; egoistic
  • gaandu – epicene
  • gamaara – uncultured or unsophisticated
  • gandhi – very honest, truthful, good natured person; best in all characteristics
  • gedde – person who shows off as he knows everything
  • golu – torture
  • gonne surka – person who always has a running nose
  • goota – rod
  • gubaal – fool
  • guggu – person who does not know anything
  • guhe – deep cleavage
  • guldu – stupid; innocent
  • guldu khan – stupid; innocent
  • gummanguska – very silent person who usually does not speak
  • gundu – liquor
  • guraisu – gaze
  • guru – calling a boy (friend); don; god
  • hadsu – fuckable
  • hanumya – monkey
  • hakki – a girl
  • hasu – person who is very soft
  • hawa – influence of a person; fear of a person; characteristics of a person
  • heat – sexually matured
  • hebbettu – person who does not know to sign
  • hodskonda – got screwed (for a male)
  • hoge – screwed; get in a big problem; die
  • hot – sexy
  • hudgi – lover (girl)
  • ikku – beat
  • item – a sexy girl
  • jai annu – start; go ahead
  • jakaas – having fun
  • jamaisu – enjoy; have fun
  • jhinchak – full posh
  • jinka laka laka laka – having full fun
  • joll – salivating for girls
  • jujbi – ordinary; cheap
  • juttu – a small kid in a field
  • kaadu – bush
  • kaage – dark person
  • kaage haarsu – to fool/cheat/defraud someone
  • kaal – flirt to get a girl; ideas and plans employed to trap a boy/girl
  • kachchu – lie; piteel
  • kachgo – got stuck with a task/person
  • kadar – courage; meeter
  • kaddi – very thin person
  • kajoor – loafer; idiot
  • kalakar – jack of all
  • kalchko – get lost
  • kambi ensu – imprisoned
  • kantri – cunning; cheater
  • karaab – worst; best
  • katte – a stone bench where friends generally meet
  • keya – fuck
  • khatarnaak – awesome; brilliant; very great; dangerous
  • kharaab – worst
  • kindle – tease
  • king – expert in a field
  • kirik – mess; fight; get involved in a problem
  • kisi – to giggle; wide open the legs
  • kitgo – do whatever you want, if possible
  • kittogiro – waste; damaged; dabba
  • kogile – girl with sweet voice
  • kokke – flirt to get a girl; ideas and plans employed to trap a boy/girl
  • kolte – useless fellow
  • koole – merriment
  • kothi – person who acts like monkey
  • kotta – kicked
  • kudmi – bookworm
  • kuiey – a long and boring talk
  • kuroop – mark made by a knife, usually on face
  • kwaatle – koole
  • LKB – pubic hairs
  • lady rambo – a girl/woman whom everyone fears
  • lagaisu – enjoy; have fun
  • le – calling a male or female friend
  • level – to have a status among peers
  • lo – calling a male friend
  • lodde – a left handed person
  • long – a weapon used to murder people
  • look – gaze
  • loosu – stupid; fool
  • ma – calling a male or fremale friend
  • mabbu – person who knows nothing
  • macha – calling a male friend
  • machi – calling a male or female friend
  • machchu – long
  • madam – calling a female friend with a bit humor in it
  • maga – calling a male friend; means ‘son’
  • magne – calling a male friend
  • maama – calling a male friend; police; pimp
  • maamu – calling a male friend
  • maanja – supaari; meeter
  • maava – police
  • maavan mane – police station
  • maja – fun
  • makkar – traitor; betrayer
  • malli – naughty girl
  • manga – person who acts like monkey
  • mangya – person who acts like monkey
  • manne – calling a boy; variation of magane
  • maska – flattery
  • matash – destry
  • medam – calling a female friend with a bit humor in it
  • meeter – guts; courage
  • mentlu – insane person
  • mika – animal
  • minda – boyfriend of a married woman
  • mindri – slut; bastard
  • moley – boobs
  • mollu – dumbhead
  • moms – calling a boy
  • motte – bald person
  • muchchu – shut up
  • mundaisu – empty the money
  • naama idu – cheat
  • naamarda – coward
  • nakra – histrionic
  • nam hudgru – boys who will be there for support
  • nara – meeter; courage
  • nari – cheater
  • narpetla – lean person
  • nekku – flatter/support someone for favors
  • nigrbeda – don’t act smart
  • ninnajji – scolding a person
  • ninnakkan – sister fucker
  • ninnamman – mother fucker
  • noted – very famous for something
  • obiraya – person of very old mindset
  • olu – lie
  • onte – tall person
  • oosrvalli – person who changes opinions and sides based on his benefits
  • oost – damage
  • osi – costing nothing
  • othla – doing nothing; timepass
  • pad – waste fella
  • paakda – cunning
  • panta – expert in a field
  • pantar – an expert in a field, usually studies
  • papplu – immature
  • pataisu – flirt to get a boy/girl; ideas/plans employed to trap a boy/girl
  • peechu – small immatured guy
  • peeling – full love feeling
  • pekra – lout
  • peltu – stir
  • pendaal haaksgontiya – you will get killed
  • petromax – setup
  • photo – will get killed
  • piece – a girl
  • pigure – a girl; a girl’s body personality
  • piklati – troublemaker
  • pinish – end something; kill a person
  • pirki – nitpicker
  • piteel raja – person giving long and boring talk; person who lies all the time
  • pivot – useless person
  • porki – ruffian
  • pukli – ass
  • pulchar – brahmin
  • pungi – lie; piteel
  • punk – dressed well
  • pure – virgin
  • pyaade – waste fella
  • randike – son of a prostitute
  • reel – lie
  • ragle – himse
  • rail – lie
  • ropu – scolding
  • saamaanu – penis
  • saaru – informal greeting for a boy/man
  • sakkat – superb
  • samaadhaana – have patience
  • satya harishchandra – a truthful and honest person
  • scrap – person who is very ugly
  • scope – show off
  • seize – caught in exams while copying
  • setup – a girl with whom an illicit relationship exists
  • shiva – boy/man seen with respect
  • sight – seeing beautiful girls
  • sink – escape
  • sisya – calling a male friend
  • siva – boy/man seen with respect
  • shaata – bush
  • shanta – bush
  • sketch – plan to do a task; plan for a murder
  • soda buddi – person who wears spectacles
  • solid – awesome; mind blowing
  • solle – thin person; blood sucker; lives on others’ money
  • soolemaga – son of a whore
  • stepney – setup; girlfriend even after marriage
  • stunt – show off
  • supaari – contract to murder/hurt someone
  • suthgo – quietly listen to the lies of a person
  • suvar – pig
  • syaata – bush
  • tadku – thrash
  • tagdu – person who does not know anything
  • taklu – waste body
  • teertha – liquor
  • tigne – blood sucker
  • tika – ass
  • tika kobbu – adamant; egoistic
  • tika maka – beating black and blue
  • tika muchchu – shut up; it is not like that fucker
  • tikla – oaf
  • tiklu – oaf
  • thupuk – the act of spitting
  • topi – cheat
  • tooku – gone case
  • TT – full form is teete teersgo which means satisfying the pleasures
  • tholdu – stammerer
  • thordu – balls; testes
  • thullu – vagina
  • turemane – person with teeth forward
  • tunne – penis
  • udaisu – enjoy; have fun
  • udees – finish
  • ugi – censure
  • ulti – ultimate
  • umma – kiss
  • uri – jealous
  • virginia – girls

Long live Kannada slanguage.🙂


  1. Rajesh Hegde said,

    December 13, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Nange gottu macha ninu intadde endru madta irte heli. Kannada dalli istu ollolle padagalu innu ive anta torsottbitte maga ningonu namana…

    • December 13, 2010 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you Darling. Thank you very much.🙂

      • Madhu said,

        August 9, 2013 at 7:28 am

        mindri = cunning guy/girl…balaa mindri= very cunning

  2. Abhiram Natarajan said,

    December 14, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Nice compilation sir🙂

  3. shaan said,

    December 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    kal nan maga – chor, thief
    chamman – dumb fellow

    • December 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm

      Shaan, I have added chamman to the list. Thanks for your suggestion.🙂

      • Madhu said,

        August 9, 2013 at 7:30 am

        thiruboki = someone who is always roaming around..
        beedi basva = somone who roams around aimlessly like a cow/bull.

  4. a said,

    February 21, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Please take out the word brahmin from the site it may hurt a community

    • February 23, 2011 at 10:06 am

      My parents say that I belong to the above said community only. Here, I do not intend to hurt anyone. If people have a tendency to get hurt, they are prohibited from reading the current post.🙂

    • terabaap said,

      August 16, 2015 at 12:06 am

      Dude, why would someone who gets offended come to such a page at the first place ?😛

  5. bengluru_baand said,

    March 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    First of all, Great work collecting all these common slang terms, makes a good read.🙂 Just wanted to a few more word from my side (Alphabetically):
    Baand (variation of “Bond” as in expert or good at something)
    Benne (Generic name for a person with whitish/pale skin complexion)
    Baggu (Lit. Bend over, threaten some one, used in place of “No Way”)
    Baggbidu (same as baggu, little more intense)
    Boda/Bandli/Motte (Generic names for a bald person)
    Chela (Followers of politicians, govt officers etc, like a fulltime chamcha)
    Chinali (Roughly in between figure & dagaar)
    Chameli (Borrowed from hindi, still popular as alternative to dagaar)
    Choo Bidu/Bidodu (Get some one to seek and fight another person)
    Dengu (Telugu, as in Fuck)
    Kaage Harsu (To fool/cheat/defraud some one)
    Maama & Maama Kelsa (Alternate meaning -> Pimp)
    Machu (Same as “Long”, a weapon for killing)
    Meter (guts/courage etc.)
    Nam Area (Approx same as adda, but bigger place)
    Nara (guts/ Courage to fight or oppose/ male sexual power)
    Nara illadiro naamarda ( coward / impotent male)
    Nekku (Lit: to lick, flatter or support someone for money/favours)
    Petromax -> Same as setup/Stepney
    Supaari (Hindi again, still popular, contract to kill or injure someone)
    Suthko (Listen quietly to lies/person lying, esp in class: teacher helodanna suthko)

    And a few corrections(IMHO):
    Kirik -> More of a fight/street or gang fight, usually involves violence and use of force.
    Kitgo -> Should be spelled as “Kithko”, as its a form of kittu (to pluck, eg: Hannu kittodu)
    piteel raja -> Some one who lies all the time, Habitual liar
    Shaata/Shanta -> Pubic hair

    Hope you will update as and when new things come🙂

    • April 3, 2011 at 11:04 am

      Hello Bengluru Baand,

      Firstly, thanks for your complements.
      Secondly, thanks a lot for your list. When we compile any big list, we tend to miss some words. I have added most of your suggested words.

      Just as a note, I do not intend to add each and every word in slang. Only words with beauty and vibrations will be added to the post.

      Regarding your suggestion as to update when new words come, definitely. I shall surely do that.🙂

      • bengluru_baand said,

        April 5, 2011 at 10:20 pm

        Sure, no probs… also I think its impossible to cover all the slangs in one place, and it keeps changing so, its better to concentrate on the really nice sounding/popular ones. Cheers and keep up the good work!🙂

      • April 5, 2011 at 10:36 pm

        He he…
        Thank u.
        Thank yu..
        Thank you…

  6. girish janardan mehta said,

    July 15, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    first of all i read about this your site in Deccan Chronicle dated 14/7/2011 ,first page of Bengluru sppliment! Swcond My mothertongue is Gujarati but can speak Kannada and as such some words i can not ask about to my colleagues .Some of which I found here! on the whole i can say EXCELLENT COLLECTION! THAnK YOU VErY MUCH! GIRISH J.MEHTA FROM BANGALORE

    • July 29, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks a lot for your wonderful complements.
      Kannada Slang has become a trend in recent generations.
      If you want to know anything about these, please feel free to ask.🙂

  7. sunil said,

    October 15, 2011 at 9:25 am

    sir use tulu also which is kannada word for girls verginyaa

  8. Rakesh said,

    November 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Hi Pramod,

    Very Good collection, why dont you Add Pulchar and Belt for Brahmin, this will not hurt any community as Brahmins themselves adderess that way. And I also dont see the word Which is mentioned by Sunil..

    • November 29, 2011 at 9:18 am

      Thanks Rakesh.
      I have added your two words.
      The word suggested by Sunil is the last word in the word list.

  9. November 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    hey there, this is great write-up. I certainly liked it. However there are a great amount of off topic comments. I strongly suggest you to eliminate or something like that. That’s only my opinion. All the best from India !!

    • November 29, 2011 at 9:41 am

      I could remove some of the comments but I don’t want to.
      The only way I can be in touch with my readers is through comments and hence I don’t like to remove them.

  10. Akshay N R said,

    January 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    The part wherein you mention “the latter set of sentences has more energy in it, produces more vibrations, gets people closer, is nearer to our life and finally we feel the feeling of life is beautiful.”

    There is really so much truth to it I cannot emphasize enough.

  11. March 3, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Mast collection guru.. Ondond word kuda kick kodo tara ittu.. Avnajji katarnak agide..

  12. macha said,

    March 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    wah ishtondella padagalu idya Nam Kannada dalli. great macha

  13. lokesh said,

    April 7, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Super guru

  14. gunda said,

    April 12, 2012 at 6:50 am

    gumtaj meaning???

  15. gunda said,

    April 12, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Start adding DOUBLE MEANING WORDS also..

  16. :D said,

    May 15, 2012 at 6:14 am

    What does monku mean?

  17. cutiepie_16 said,

    May 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Its aaaaawesssm…!!!🙂..thanku

    • May 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Am glad you enjoyed the post cutiepie.🙂
      Whenever you are free, visit the blog and read the other posts as well.

  18. Abbs said,

    May 28, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    KArraBagidhe Mams… Nam Kannada ge neene Jacku..

    • June 4, 2012 at 6:33 am

      He he.. Thanks mama.
      Just an honest attempt to save Kannada slang for future generations.🙂

  19. Aniket said,

    July 9, 2012 at 4:16 am

    your blog is nice
    at least we can study the slang.

  20. Kinni said,

    August 21, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Hi PG, Just a small contribution to your collection.. Can you add “Punk” which means Dressed well. Thank you !

    • August 21, 2012 at 5:01 am

      Hello Kinni. Do not say it is a small contribution. Collection of rain drops for many days will create an ocean. I have added the word. Thanks a lot for your suggestion.🙂

  21. Deepak said,

    September 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

    can anyone translate the word”Bitri”

  22. Sam said,

    November 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    awesome machiii……!!!!!!!
    tooooooo gud compilation:):)

  23. arvind said,

    November 15, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Hi Pramod, I have a word suggestion, ‘kolte’ – meaning useless, timepass.

  24. Mindris from GT.Inc :) said,

    November 16, 2012 at 9:48 am

    what about ‘ tholdu’ and ‘nigrodu’?

    • November 27, 2012 at 8:01 am

      Mindris, thank you for suggesting the words. Have added ‘tholdu’ and ‘nigrbeda’.🙂

  25. November 27, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Guys, am very happy that you are suggesting many words and hence the list is getting bigger and bigger. Long live Kannada and Kannada slang. Miss. Kannada, we all love you. Umma.🙂

  26. Jagdish said,

    January 1, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Hey man, what does that song “Onde Usrige Helutini” come from? Is it from a movie? I can’t find it anywhere online.

    • February 12, 2013 at 7:35 pm


      You can never find it online. When I was a kid, I used to listen to that song from an old cassette from my kaaka’s (my maternal uncle Hegde Jadugar) collection of songs. He converted it to mp3 and sent it to me. I don’t even know which album the song belongs to. I just know it is a classic.🙂

  27. January 1, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    You left out Dhimaaku – arrogance and also Hap Soolemaga (UK Style) and Mub Soolemaga (Mentally re. Chinnali maga, Hadsu, tuni mariyava(Penis faced GUY),

    • February 12, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks for suggesting. I have added two of your words: dhimaaku and hadsu.🙂

  28. crazystar said,

    January 9, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Soopero Sooperu guru… “Aithal” anthaare… gotha?

  29. Ketu said,

    February 26, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Please add the word,… Othala hodibedda… – doing timepasss..

    Awesome guru…

  30. sisya..!! said,

    March 2, 2013 at 1:18 am

    what is generator knowledge???

    • March 7, 2013 at 9:19 am

      In slang, generator means penis. The knowledge of the generator is generator knowledge.🙂

  31. Shrikanth said,

    April 27, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    add mika – scapegoat

  32. rahul said,

    May 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    wats the meaning of sede

  33. Karthick said,

    May 27, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Nice, but what are the actual meanings? like what actually bolimaga means? please write the quivalent english word.

    • July 7, 2013 at 8:50 am


      Bolimaga means son of a widow and i have updated its meaning. Good catch. Thanks for pointing it out.🙂

  34. Harsha.K said,

    July 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Write it in Kannada also .. some pronunciations are difficult to read in English … Englisu 3rd languageu .. what to do .. learningu learningu not comingu …

    • July 7, 2013 at 8:52 am

      He he..🙂

      I can understand Harsha. Personally I think most people would like to read in English than Kannada. Hence I have not added.

  35. San said,

    August 16, 2013 at 2:52 am

    moley, pooku, tunne, jatka, rasa, missing baasu..
    Insert maadi, enjoy maadi. (words na).

    Make no mistake..!! Everything’s for fun bro..!!

    • October 18, 2015 at 5:47 am

      Hi San,

      I have added the word ‘moley’. The word ‘tunne’ was already present. I do not know the meaning of other words. Could you please explain? Thanks.

  36. Ravi said,

    September 22, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Hi pramod,
    ondu correction ithu, enandre ‘Chinalke’ annodu ‘Chinali ke’ ge equal.. which in turn means ‘chinali ke beta’.. Urdu nalli idanna use madthare.. Andre ‘nee obba chinali ya maga’ endartha.. ‘chinali’ is a woman who shows sensual behavior to men and get f**ked by many readily.. Anthavlige huttironige thande yaru antha exact agi gothiralla.. Heege..

    • October 18, 2015 at 5:43 am

      Hi Ravi,

      Thanks for a detailed explanation. I have added your meaning. Have a nice day.🙂

  37. Ravi said,

    September 23, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Hi Pramod,
    Good work, Lagaysu.
    an addition:
    Ailu- Fanatic/person who is unchangeably mad about something/A Mad crush about something.
    Kannnadigaradiyalu (Humble Server of Kannadigas),

    • October 18, 2015 at 5:50 am

      Hi Ravi,

      Thanks for your suggestion. I have added your word. Have a sweet day.🙂

  38. Vikram said,

    December 31, 2013 at 2:29 am

    •boda – bald person

    •boda – teethless

  39. vikram said,

    January 28, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Guru mechde. Thale gey sakkat hula bitkondu kelsa maadidya… Adbhuta… “Kwatle” pada marthbitya… Eee pada his kelokke sogasu…

    • October 18, 2015 at 5:55 am


      Dhanyaaada.🙂 Nimma haaraikeye namma shreerakshe.🙂 I have added your word. Thanks again.🙂

  40. Saurab Rao said,

    March 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Add bucket to the list ;P and kharaab means awesome in kannada🙂

  41. Sid said,

    May 2, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    vodkasi or lodkasi – which is right? i think vodkasi is right!

  42. Sham said,

    June 18, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Pramod

    Good Stuff gurugalee.. Sakatagii collection hakidira…. shubhavagali…

  43. Shankar said,

    August 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    good ” . “

  44. Peter Misquith said,

    August 16, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Great amusement! Brought back dozens of memories from my childhood in Mysore. I am surprised that “Peechu” has not been listed here or mentioned by anyone. I was called Peechu, in high school, and honestly still do not know what it exactly means!!! I came to this website after I remembered the word, Googled for Kannada slang, and ended here!

    • October 18, 2015 at 5:59 am

      Hey Peter, thanks for your compliments. I have added your word. If you know of alternate meanings to “peechu”, please do share with me. Thanks.🙂

      • Peter Misquith said,

        November 28, 2015 at 8:15 pm

        Hi Pramod,
        Back again after over a year to check more words and noticed your reply! LOL. After over 25 years I now know what “peechu” meant. Thanks for including that in your list! It is embarassing that I was called a small/immature guy and I kind of laughed along with them and never knew that. I kind of liked that name! Obviously not anymore. But I have to admit, I was probably the last boy in 8th standard to discover what sex meant. So that name was well deserved I guess!
        The occasional time when I come back to India, I don’t see the younger generation talking in Kannada. Everyone talks in English and Hindi. But the most irritating part is even the kannada speakers mix English words in their conversation. Even the streetside vegetable seller🙂

  45. kavy said,

    October 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Shata = under hair

  46. Sureshbabu said,

    October 31, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Kagay haarsodu :- presenting line as a real one 

  47. Drishti said,

    November 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Super collection!! Odi sakkat maja bantu😛 swalpa helpu aytu!😉

  48. Rockstar Ravi said,

    December 5, 2014 at 12:08 am

    bro do you know what this means? “shakeela thode masala wade??

    • Manjesh mass said,

      December 5, 2014 at 12:17 am

      sir what about “tunne idi maneg nedi”? to Rockstar Ravi.

    • seenu said,

      December 5, 2014 at 12:20 am

      u r trully rocking sir!! sakkath

      • Rockstar Ravi said,

        December 5, 2014 at 12:23 am

        thika mucho seenu!! keep rocking man!

  49. Rockstar Ravi said,

    December 5, 2014 at 12:08 am

    and “thika odi hal kudi”” ???!!

  50. Rockstar Ravi said,

    December 5, 2014 at 12:09 am

    and ” laka laka umma”…???

  51. Rockstar Ravi said,

    December 5, 2014 at 12:11 am

    I am also very concerned sir about future generation..slangs are very very important!! hats off mama!

  52. Rockstar Ravi said,

    December 5, 2014 at 12:13 am

    rocking out ! nimma rockstar ravi!

    • October 18, 2015 at 6:04 am

      Keep rocking rockstar Ravi. All the best for your future endeavors. Ella olledaagli.🙂

  53. kiran bc said,

    December 9, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Super guru..had fun time reading this..i heard these words all my life time and good to recollect them reading your blog..

  54. Naveen said,

    December 10, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    hi tell m e the meanng of Biknaaasi

    • Vaibhav said,

      December 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      nice… i guess Biknaaasi means lazy bum
      guys please clarify🙂

    • October 18, 2015 at 6:09 am

      Naveen, I have added one meaning of the word “biknaasi” that I believe. Please verify it from some other sources.

  55. kritika. M. S said,

    December 25, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Haha! Obviously you would learn these while doing engineering😀
    Surprised to see you’ve actually took time to recollect so many!

    • October 18, 2015 at 6:13 am

      Kritika, these words bring some sort of unexplained happiness when used among friends. Hence, it is good to store this treasure. What say?🙂

  56. Tushar Meshram said,

    March 5, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    As a Bangalorean who’s currently living outside the state, I don’t have too many opportunities to speak in Kannada(slang) anymore. Going through this list brought back a lot of memories of great conversations with some old friends in my undergrad. Excellent list, machi!

  57. chandan said,

    March 11, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Boss ammani andre tits.
    Then ammani anta college ede alva.

  58. chandru said,

    May 16, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Anthamma-calling a male friend

    Nice collection of Kannada slangs anthamma

    • October 18, 2015 at 6:16 am

      Chandru, thanks for your compliments. I have added your word. Have a sexy day.🙂

  59. Kannadiga said,

    May 21, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    What about Shede?

  60. Kannadiga said,

    May 21, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    kharab means awesome in kannada. It is worse in HIndi

    • October 18, 2015 at 6:18 am

      Hi Kannadiga, I have used the spelling “karaab” and have given both meanings as both meanings are used in different contexts. Thanks for the suggestion.🙂

  61. prem said,

    June 1, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    super..family abuses bagge post madi pramod please..

  62. India_Love said,

    June 23, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    CRAP!! This slang sucks to the core! I had this fucking slang.

  63. Harihara Sreenivasa Rao said,

    June 25, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Gummanagusuga = One who looks silent outside but thinks an does bad to others. Add this if not in the list

    • Harihara Sreenivasa Rao said,

      June 25, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      Gummanagusuga = One who looks silent outside but thinks an does bad to others. Add this if not in the list

    • October 18, 2015 at 6:22 am

      Hi Harihara, I have added your word. Thank you so much for the suggestion. Have a very nice day.🙂

  64. Harihara Sreenivasa Rao said,

    June 25, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Uoosrulli = A lizard which changes its color according to circumstances. It is a kind of lizard family in nature. A person who goes on changing his thoughts and action according to the advantages

    • Epari Amaresh said,

      December 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Uoosrulli-aa illa andre Telugu-dalli (ఊసరవెల్లి)Oosaravelli-allavaa?

  65. Harihara Sreenivasa Rao said,

    June 25, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Solle= Who is thin and white cuts the others thoughts ; lives on others money; a parasite

    • October 18, 2015 at 6:25 am

      Hi Harihara, I have added your word oosrvalli. The word solle already exists. Thanks so much for your suggestions.🙂

  66. Sneha said,

    October 18, 2015 at 12:32 am

    HORRIBLE IS THE WORD. THIS IS KANNADADHA KOLE …..Really, people like you have murdered our KASTURI KANNADA. Adhe helthara alla Kathe enu gothu kasturi vasane antha….haage eeeeee kathegallella namma shuddha kannada na kole maadidhare. Thu..

    • October 18, 2015 at 6:50 am

      Preethiya Sneha,

      Nimage Pramodhanu maaduva ananthaanantha vandhanegalu.

      Sneha, vaasane endhare, ee dinagalalli, “bad smell” (original meaning: “smell”) endharthha. Parimala / suvaasane endhare “good smell” endharthha. Haagaagi, sariyaada padhagala jodane heegidhe: “Katthe balladhe kasthoori parimalavaa?”.

      Preethiya Sneha, naanu yaarigu kedannu bayasilla. Ee padagalu yaarigu novu untumaaduvudhakkalla. Khushiyaagi snehitharodane harate hodeyuvaaga maathra upayogisuvanthha padhagalu ivu. Ee padhagalinda nimma mrdhula manassige novuntaadhare dhayavittu nannannu kshamisi.

      Nimage olithaagali. Yaavaagalu aanandhadhindhiri.🙂

    • Vataal nagaraj (sumne haage) said,

      July 19, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Yakamma ninge idhella.. first benchaa.. ?
      Yeno nam hudga kastabiddu list compile maadudre hinge helodha. Namgu gottu.. olOlgadene ningu kushi aagoiratte.. yaake ee bitti level? Bekaaa?

      Maga @Pramoda, super le.. nan magand engineering days nenpaaytu.. ee words Ella WhatsApp dictionary li add madbeku.

      Ee link alli swalpa idhe.(Beware, it is click jack site)


  67. preethi said,

    January 10, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Tukali meaning??
    Nan yakda meaning plz

    • Shree said,

      January 22, 2016 at 12:40 am

      Tukali = useless, idiotic, waste
      Naan yakada = my foot

  68. rajendra said,

    March 13, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    aithalakadi meaning?

  69. Hari said,

    July 23, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    What does Sade mean

  70. Uday said,

    September 9, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Thanks guru! Sakkath listu

  71. rajgowda said,

    September 16, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    thanks guru;

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