n.— «The word he used in Parsee Gujarati which I have rendered as “chicks” was “Mylaaon.” It’s a word which has come to mean in the demotic argot ‘girls’, ‘chicks’, ‘totty’ etc.…”I think it comes from an imitation and simple corruption of the phrase ‘my love’ which the Parsees heard the sahibs use when addressing the memsahibs.” Whereupon ‘my love’ became ‘myla’ and was made more endearing by being turned into the diminutive as ‘myloon’, the single, sweet thing.» —“Budding language” by Farrukh Dhondy Mid Day (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) May 8, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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