'cher

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See also: cher, Cher, and chèr

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of teacher.

Pronunciation[edit]

(Singapore) IPA(key): /tʃɜ/

Noun[edit]

'cher ‎(plural 'chers)

  1. (Singapore, informal) a person who teaches in a school.
    • 1998, mrbrown, mrbrown.com, 14 Aug [blog entry]:
      Cher: a quick way of calling "teacher".
    • 2014, Joshua Goh, TheSmartLocal, 2 May (http://www.thesmartlocal.com/read/singapore-slang-2)
      Teacher: WHO DID THAT? B: Cher cher, him! I saw! *points to A*
    • 2014, Manoj Harjani, Chapalang Magazine, 9 Mar (http://www.hellochapalang.com/playing-cher/)
      I suppose it was a lot better than being addressed as ‘cher, but at the time I kept wishing I had ended up in a junior college instead.