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An informal, jovial greeting, originates from "hiya". Used commonly in Liverpool where "iyer" is easier to pronounce than "hiya".
Alice: 'Iyer bob, how are you?"
Bob: 'I'm great thanks Alice, and you?
by CestLaVieEtToi April 08, 2010
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Iyer is a surname belonging to Tamil Brahmins from the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in India. Iyers are 3% of the population of Tamil Nadu are are found in negligible numbers in other states in India.

Typical Iyer Traits - reserved and quiet, intelligent, highly educated, non-confrontational, mild-mannered, secretive, highly ethical, strict and disciplined, frugal & conservative lifestyle, hates being the center of attention, not very social, will be hesitant to help, kinda selfish and scheming. They are usually interested in reading, chess, cricket, coffee, carnatic music, dosa, sambhar, and visiting temples. Most of them work as doctors/engineers/lawyers/accountants/professors. Iyers do not have a spirit of community or brotherhood, but they are proud of Iyer heritage.

Iyers are disliked in Tamil Nadu as they have been guilty of discriminating against lower castes in the past. Dravidians (Lower caste Tamil people) regard Brahmins (Iyers & Iyengars - Upper caste Tamil people) as 'Aryans', 'outsiders', or just invaders and oppressors in general. As a result, most Iyers have moved out of Tamil Nadu and have no significant ties to their homeland.

The typical Iyer aspires to get an MS/MBA degree from the USA, become a US citizen, marry an Iyer, move his parents from India to the USA, and never go back to India ever again. He has very little patriotism or love for his motherland in his heart; partly because he is disliked in his original motherland of Tamil Nadu.
That Iyer kid from our class nailed the SATs and got accepted to Stanford for Computer Science.

You couldn't pass your CPA exams on the first try? You're a disgrace to us Iyers.

Our manager is an Iyer who makes $300,000 a year, but he lives in a small apartment and drives a Toyota from the 90s.

Iyers are the Jews of India.
by iyers are okay, i guess May 31, 2017
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