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EtymologyEdit

From Min Nan 甚麼什麼什么 (sím-mih, “what”).

PronounEdit

simi (Singapore, colloquial, informal, Singlish)

  1. (interrogative) what
    • 2016 January 22, <wakal...@yahoo.com.sg>, “China - Imperial Family”, in soc.culture.china, Usenet:
      Simi lanchiao?
  2. anything; whatever
    • 1998 August 9, K§_Chew, tmnet.communities, Usenet:
      Everyday must cook lah, clean lah, simi sai mah pao kah liao lor.
    • 2015 August 4, Leyl, Sharanjit, “Cashing in on Singapore's 'SG50' jubilee”, in BBC News, Singapore:
      Search the acronym and you'll uncover them, including one called 'Simi Sai, also SG50' which describes the latest SG50 branding effort [].
    • 2018 March 24, Stolarchuk, Jewel, “Former TRS editor who now runs ramen stall “terribly disappointed” that PAP Policy Forum holds “unfair” views about him, even after jail term”, in The Independent[1]:
      I pleaded guilty because I am unable to prove in court that the articles in question does[sic, meaning do] not have seditious tendencies because simi-sai also can be proven to have seditious tendencies.

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AruopEdit

NounEdit

simi

  1. woman

ReferencesEdit

  • transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66

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simi m (plural simis)

  1. simian

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simi

  1. mouth
  2. speak
  3. language
  4. word

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TagalogEdit

NounEdit

simì

  1. remnants of food (especially fish fallen or left on a dining table)