EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Min Nan (soe).[1]

AdjectiveEdit

suay (comparative more suay, superlative most suay) (Singapore, colloquial, Singlish)

  1. unlucky, unfortunate
    • 2003 December 12, jay, “tolkien would turn over in his grave.......”, in soc.culture.malaysia, Usenet:
      You want to seem like you've actually read all 3 books, but — damn suay — even The New Paper is too 'cheem' for you. Neh'mine!

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gwee, William Thian Hock (2006) A Baba Malay Dictionary: The First Comprehensive Compendium of Straits Chinese Terms and Expressions[1], Singapore: Tuttle Publishing, →ISBN, OCLC 948751871, page 188
  • Lee, Jack Tsen-Ta (2002) , “suay”, in A Dictionary of Singlish and Singaporean English

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