jakun

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Semantic extension of the Malay Jakun, an indigenous ethnic group inhabiting the jungles of Pahang, Johor and Negeri Sembilan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

jakun (comparative more jakun, superlative most jakun)

  1. (informal, derogatory, Singapore) fascinated with objects, events, or experiences which seem ordinary to others.
    • 2009 February 9, The Jakun Tourist A Jakun Tourist’s Worst Nightmare…:
      A jakun tourist’s worst nightmare…is an idiot who simply cannot see that people want to take photographs & simply stands right in front of the object jakun tourists want to photograph, & lingers around it.
    • 2013 May 17, Joel Wong, ONE Asia MMA Summit 2013: The Recap:
      Yes, it was one of the many jakun moments I had while in Singapore.
    • 2015 December 26, The Halal Food Blog, Jinjja Chicken:
      And it’s popular foods in Korean culture that apparently so many of our readers are familiar with it all! But of course, we all jakun lah LOL.
    • 2015 June 26, shaolintiger, Frog Porridge, Chicken Rice & the Journey Home:
      Sorry so jakun, need to post a picture of my Uber because it looks like a Bentley.
    • 2016 March 18, fatinabilaah, [Twitter feed]:
      I was so jakun with the pen thingy and this happened hehe I feel like a kid.
  2. (informal, offensive, Malaysia) being too excited, bad-tempered, unruly, or unsophisticated.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

jakun

  1. Genitive singular form of jakku.

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Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈd͡ʒakʊn]
  • Hyphenation: ja‧kun

Etymology 1[edit]

From Minangkabau jakun, from Arabic حُلْقُوم(ḥulqūm, throat; windpipe; esophagus). Doublet of lekum.

Noun[edit]

jakun (first-person possessive jakunku, second-person possessive jakunmu, third-person possessive jakunnya)

  1. Adam's apple (the lump in the throat)

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Malay jakun, from extension of the Malay Jakun, an indigenous ethnic group inhabiting the jungles of Pahang, Johor and Negeri Sembilan. Compare to meaning of Singaporean English jakun.

Adjective[edit]

jakun

  1. (dialect, Riau) jakun: fascinated with objects, events, or experiences which seem ordinary to others.

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Malay[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Minangkabau jakun, from Arabic حُلْقُوم(ḥulqūm, throat; windpipe; esophagus). Doublet of halkum.

Noun[edit]

jakun (plural jakun-jakun, informal 1st possessive jakunku, impolite 2nd possessive jakunmu, 3rd possessive jakunnya)

  1. Alternative spelling of halkum (Adam's apple (the lump in the throat))

Etymology 2[edit]

From extension of the Malay Jakun, an indigenous ethnic group inhabiting the jungles of Pahang, Johor and Negeri Sembilan.

Adjective[edit]

jakun

  1. (informal, offensive, Malaysia) jakun: being too excited, bad-tempered, unruly, or unsophisticated.

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: jakun
  • English: jakun

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