cuek

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Popularized by Ruth Sahanaya in her 80s hit Astaga!; probably derived from the Malay word cuai (negligent).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cuek

  1. easy going
    Dia orangnya cuek. / He is an easy going person.

Verb[edit]

cuek

  1. to ignore
  2. to take something easy
    Dia cuek aja, padahal ceweknya selingkuh / He's taking it easy although his girlfriend is having an affair

Related terms[edit]

  • nyuekin: Active Transitive Verb with affix me-V-i. Kamu kok nyuekin gue? means Why do you ignore me?
  • dicuekin: Passive Verb with affix di-V-i. Gue dicuekin dia !' means I am ignored by him!