hiam

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hokkien (hiam, “spicy”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Singapore) IPA(key): /hɪʌm/

Adjective[edit]

hiam (comparative more hiam, superlative most hiam)

  1. (Singapore, colloquial) Of food: hot and spicy.
    • 2011 Aug, “STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!”, in suituapui.wordpress.com[1], retrieved 12 August 2016:
      At best, it was just so-so – nothing like what we would cook for ourselves at home. It was not “hiam” enough probably from the lack of ginger or ginger juice and there was insufficient wine.

Anagrams[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of hiam – see (“spicy; etc.”).
(This character, hiam, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

hiam

  1. Obsolete spelling of iam