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An Indian that lives in Chatsworth, Merebank or Phoenix part of Durban, South Africa. A Thumbie has a fake gold tooth, talks in a bad Indian accent, too much gel in their hair, has a skin complexion that is darker than midnight, goes to the beach and swims with boxer shorts, uses a lot of slang, uses Vans, Life, Echo clothing/footwear. Thumbies are also sometimes seen carrying a face cloth. They listen to 2pac or slow R&B music, drive small cars as if they are ferrari's, fight with anyone who bumps them by mistake, think they the shit when they actually just shit.
Normal Indian guy: "Look at that guy with the gold tooth".
Me: "Yeah, he is definately a Thumbie".
by Hazard17 May 07, 2013
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A Thumbie is a specific type of Indian person from Durban, South Africa only.
A Thumbie:
-lives in Chatsworth, Phoenix or Merebank of Durban, South Africa (rarely in other areas)
-talks in a bad Indian accent
-uses a lot of local slang when talking (often mispronounced)
-uses an excessive amount of hair gel
-uses Vans, Echo or Life clothing/shoes and in some cases a gold chain (Note: when wearing a golfer a Thumbie will wear the chain outside of the shirt and around the collar)
-has a dark skin tone
-has a gold tooth/teeth
-drives a VW Golf 1 or a Toyota Corolla both with a modified sound system
-picks a fight with people over small issues (gangster mentality)
-listens to deep house music, old R&B, 2pac or any gangster music.
-is ratchet or close to being ratchet
-mainly talks about drinking, fighting, cars, soccer (Manchester United & Liverpool only) and insult people by picking on the person's mother
There are few other traits that make an Indian a Thumbie that are not mentioned, but usually it is something that is ratchet
A Thumbie has all or most of these traits. An Indian with 1 or 2 of these traits MAY NOT be regarded as a Thumbie. Thumbie behaviour is obviously cool to Thumbies when it is actually not. As a result, it is hard to take Thumbies seriously. They are basically a joke
*important* There are normal Indians in South Africa, it is only a certain percentage of Indians that are the Thumbies
Normal Indian guy 1: Check out that guy blasting 2pac in his VW Golf 1.
Normal Indian guy 2: Yes, he is definitely a Thumbie.
by StormDog December 02, 2014
Typically a dark skinned indian living in areas of South Africa such as Phoenix, Chatsworth and Westville. Thumbies typically wear Superga shoes with jeans or shorts and collared shirts. You can generally recognise a thumbie from the massive amounts of gel in his hair which is being shined on by the sun. Thumbies love the sport volleyball and are always ready for it (usually keeping their volleyball shorts underneath their school pants). A Thumbies family usually include gay/bi-sexual cousins. Or a mother that is never there. There may also be an alcoholic aunt who likes to drive over dogs.
White guy "Bru, do you see all the gel in that guys hair?"
Indian guy "Yeah, he's a thumbie man."
by 17283p September 13, 2014

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