wahlau

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Said to be a derivative of the Hokkien phrase wah-lau-peh which literally means "my father!" From Hokkien 老伯 (POJ góa lāu-peh)

Alternative forms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

wahlau

  1. (Singapore, slang) Wow! Oh my! (used in surprise and/or admiration).

Usage notes[edit]

Used initially by Singaporeans around the early '90s.