Definitions

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  • n. A coward.

Etymologies

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From Min Nan (驚死, 惊死 POJ: kiaⁿ-sí); literally: "afraid to die".

Examples

  • PAP's Millionaires have made this placed so uni-culture (kiasu kiasi howlian ge-kian) and clean we have lost the ability to fight off competition through trial-and-errors.

    The Online Citizen

  • Because i'm a kiasi person i make sure that the data connection wouldnt connect to the internet as to not incur any charges, so i off-ed the wifi to test it out.

    www.hardwarezone.com.sg

  • Sometimes if you search the net can find valid 10% off coupons. sg_trader borderlinx is quite good. but their volumetric weight is quite siao one. last time MO one pair of shoes, 8kg. if you got a super kiasi seller using super giant jumbo box, you're gone .... always check with your seller the actual weight and dimension of the box.

    www.hardwarezone.com.sg

  • My op is scheduled on this Saturday, and honestly, I'm kiasi about it now.

    Shoppingmum

  • So, I am very kiasi to travel during long public holiday in Thailand.

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  • During our visa run to Cambodia, I saw a bunch of kids checking each others hair looking for lice, and all of us so kiasi to walk past them.

    IMMomsDaughter

  • kiasi - scared of death Those mat rempit really not kiasi one.

    Malaysian/Singaporean English Pt.4

  • i always tried from ebay hong kong first, free shipping if small item. if you got a super kiasi seller using super giant jumbo box, you're gone .... always check with your seller the actual weight and dimension of the box.

    www.hardwarezone.com.sg

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