chut pattern

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

choot pattern, choo pattern, chu pattern

Etymology[edit]

Hokkien (chhut, “to produce or make”) + pattern.

Pronunciation[edit]

(Singapore) IPA(key): /ˈtʃut̚ ˈpetən/

Verb[edit]

chut pattern

  1. (Singapore, informal) To inconvenience or disturb; to make a fuss and bother; to act up.
    • 2009, unnamed, ‘Boring’ Singapore City Photo , (online)
      The locals like to say 'someone choot pattern' meaning to say someone is being difficult.
    • 2013, Patsy G, There is enough for all..: “Chut pattern, liao” [blog entry]
      Actually, the term seems more Hokkien that Singlish - "chut pattern, liao".
    • 2014, Mr. SGAG [unknown author], (online)
      Many boyfriends going to chut pattern tonight!
    • 2015, Kenneth Khing, Skycart is write here, [blog entry]
      A fulfilling relationship is a wondrous thing to have but it does take effort to maintain and that entails the occasional chut pattern.
    • 2015, Kirsten Tan, The Online Citizen: Gutter journalism: The New Paper “chut pattern”, page (online)
      If we really want to talk about people or organisations that chut pattern, one cannot leave The New Paper out.
    • 2015, StraitsTimesReview.com, (online)
      “IF DR CHEE SAYS HE IS SECOND WHEN IT COMES TO ‘CHU PATTERN’, NO ONE ELSE WOULD DARE TO CLAIM FIRST.”
    • 2015, DanielFoodDiary.com, [blog entry]
      When we say a person ‘chut pattern’, it talks about someone full of antics.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used in speech more than in writing.