摃龜

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Chinese[edit]

tortoise; turtle
trad. (摃龜)
simp. (扛龟)

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese スカンク, from English skunk. First used in Min Nan.

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

摃龜

  1. (chiefly Min Nan) to end up with nothing; to end up with no monetary reward

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often used to describe situations where a lottery payout goes unclaimed. The Min Nan pronunciation is frequently used when reading aloud or speaking with others.

References[edit]

  • Entry #9585”, in 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Min Nan), Ministry of Education, R.O.C., 2011.
  • 劉建仁 (2011-05-17), “摃龜(kɔŋʟ-ku)──沒有簽中任何彩金/零分慘敗;吃鴨蛋”, in 台灣話的語源與理據[1] (in Chinese), retrieved 2016-01-24