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EtymologyEdit

From Malay tekan (to press or pressure).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Singapore) IPA(key): /təˈkɑn/

VerbEdit

tekan (third-person singular simple present tekans, present participle tekaning, simple past and past participle tekaned)

  1. (Singapore, colloquial, slang) To bully or treat harshly.
    • 1992 February 22, soc.culture.asean, Usenet[1]:
      "Wah lau! You tekan him, ah? But he bigger than you, man!"
    • 2003 October 17, “Questions thick and fast in Parliament”, in TODAY, page 2:
      We have also been through training and we all kena tekan (were bullied), but even if we were ill-treated, we didn’t know that we were being ill-treated
    • 2009 July 8, “Victim offered sex: Attackers”, in TODAY, page 10:
      When Hamdan joined their cell, Iryan told him the 1.6m-tall victim was someone they could tekan (bully).
    • 2013 July 17, “Paige Chua wears the pants”, in TODAY, page 60:
      It will expose us to different ways of thought … like waking up at 4am and being tekan.

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tēkan

  1. Romanization of 𐍄𐌴𐌺𐌰𐌽