What does Chim mean in Singlish?
Untitled - Singaporean Terms (Singlish)
Abit the ...: To mean a little bit
eg. He abit the cute.
Act Blur: To play innocent
Act Cute: To behave in an exaggeratingly cute way.
Act Cute Bo Cute: To act overly cute but comes off as annoying and un-cute instead.
Agar Agar: An estimate
Ah Beng: Someone with little dress sense. Also refers to a gangster.
Ah Lian: Female version of Ah Beng
Ah Long: Loan shark
Aiya / Aiyo: Oh No / Oh dear
Alamak: Used as an expression of shock or surprise
Ang-moh: A pejorative term for people of Caucasian descents
Ang-moh-pai: A Chinese who speaks poor Chinese but uses good English. Referred to as "westernized Singaporean Chinese"
Ang Bao: A red packet, which is a tiny red envelope containing $ inside, usually given to relatives / friends during Chinese New Year
Ah Bu Then: Duh / Obviously / Of course
Bo Liao: Bored
Buay Tahan: Cannot stand it anymore
Chao Mugger: Refers to someone who mugs a lot
Cheena: Crude term referring to Chinese nationals
‘Cher: Short form of teacher
eg. Why is this math question so chim?
Chin Chai: Anything / Whatever
Chio Bu: Hot chick
Chope: Slang for reserving a seat
eg. Can you help me chope this seat?
Confirm plus chop: To mean you're very sure of something
eg. Confirm plus chop I will win this game.
Double Confirm: Confirm and reconfirm. To emphasize the confirmation
Eeyer: To express disgust
Go-stan: Reverse / Go backwards
Hao Lian: Proud / arrogant
Heng: To be lucky or fortunate
Jia Lat: Used to describe being in trouble.
eg. I forgot to bring my passport, jialat!
Jilo: Slang of "zero"
Kiasu: Afraid to lose
Kiasi: Afraid to die
Kiam-pah: Asking for trouble / beating
Lah: Tagged at the end of a sentence as an exclamation but pronounced differently in questions.
eg. The teacher got come lah!
Leh: Similar to "lah" but is used to emphasize on the sentence.
eg. The teacher got come leh.
Liao / Le: already / over
eg. I handed up the homework liao.
Mah: Usually tagged at the end of a sentence.
Makan: To eat
Mati: To die
Mug: Extreme studying
Nia: Depicts the meaning of "only". It is of a belittling tone
eg. This thing is so cheap, costs $ 2 only nia.
Obiang: Out of fashion
Orh: Okay / Understood.
O $ P $: Owe Money Pay Money. Used in threats from loan sharks
Pai-kia: Slang for hooligan / gangster. Refers to 'bad kid'
Pai-seh: Means to be embarrassed.
e.g. Paisei, I came late!
Pon: To play truant
eg. Are you ponning class today?
Sabo: Short form of ‘sabotage’
Shiok: An expression of satisfaction
Siam: "Get out of the way!" Rude but largely effective to be used in Singapore.
eg. She sibeh chio.
Si-Mi-Dai-Ji: What's up?
Tio: To get
Toot: Stupid / Silly
Ulu: Run-down / rural
Wa-lao / Wa-piang / Wah-she: Exclamation of shock. Something like "What the hell"
.... Your head: Mild curse used to disabuse someone of his or her erroneous assumption
eg. They will give you money your head la!
Zai: To be very good in something
Zhun: To be very accurate
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