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See also: cher, Cher, and chèr


Alternative forms[edit]


Clipping of teacher.


(Singapore) IPA(key): /tʃɜ/


'cher (plural 'chers)

  1. (Singapore, informal) a person who teaches in a school.
    • 1998 August 14, mrbrown, “The Great Singlish/Singapore Dialect Dictionary”, in mrbrown.com[1]:
      Student A: "Cher cher! Can I go to the loo?" Teacher: "Go lah go lah!".
    • 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.