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See also: 扛龟

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ChineseEdit

phonetic
trad. (摃龜)
simp. (扛龟)

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese スカンク, from English skunk. First used in Min Nan.

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

摃龜

  1. (chiefly Min Nan) to end up with nothing; to end up with no monetary reward

Usage notesEdit

  • Often used to describe situations where a lottery payout goes unclaimed. The Min Nan pronunciation is frequently used when reading aloud or speaking with others.

ReferencesEdit

  • Entry #9585”, in 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Min Nan), Ministry of Education, R.O.C., 2011.
  • 劉建仁 (2011-05-17), “摃龜(kɔŋʟ-ku)──沒有簽中任何彩金/零分慘敗;吃鴨蛋”, in 台灣話的語源與理據[1] (in Chinese), retrieved 2016-01-24