Borrowed from Min Nan 衰 (soe).
suay (comparative more suay, superlative most suay) (Singapore, colloquial, Singlish)
- 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!
- ^ Gwee, William Thian Hock (2006) A Baba Malay Dictionary: The First Comprehensive Compendium of Straits Chinese Terms and Expressions, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing, →ISBN, OCLC 948751871, page 188
- Lee, Jack Tsen-Ta (2002) , “suay”, in A Dictionary of Singlish and Singaporean English