jambu

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

jambu (plural jambus)

  1. Alternative form of jambul

Etymology 2[edit]

Semantic extension from Malay, jambu which originated from Sanskrit जाम्बव (jāmbava); a fruit or a rose apple.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Singapore) IPA(key): /ˈdʒʌmbʊ/

Adjective[edit]

jambu (comparative more jambu, superlative most jambu)

  1. (Singapore, colloquial, informal) Cute, adorable or beautiful.
    • 2000 2 December, m0bius, soc.culture.singapore
      You discover that she has SISTERS, who are also very jambu.
    • 2007 27 August, http://her-whimsical-escapade.blogspot.sg
      She has this healthy glow, almost like she's golden skinned, but oh so jambu lah!
    • 2008 26 July, CR[7], Singapore Bikes Forum
      got this mat saleh soooo jambu.
    • 2011 9 April, Salmah, DACE Oct 2010
      Add me pls . There are only 5 Salmah Samions ! The most jambu looking profile is me lah !
    • 2014 16 October, https://web.archive.org/web/20160910012100/https://faithinloveandyou.wordpress.com/
      I also wanna look jambu also what on that 2-day event.
    • 2014 6 December, theatelierweddings, Instagram
      My very jambu Shahida for her engagement today. I have a thing for braces girls.
    • 2015 1 August, figo16, Singapore Hardware Zone Forum
      don't sabo that minah jambu lah.
    • 2015 21 December, Farhan, All Singapore Stuff
      A reader has shared with us a Facebook post by jambu ICA officer Adilla Ramli. She gives her view on the recent ICA jams.

Usage notes[edit]

Used to describe women. Does not have any sexual innuendo. Commonly found in speech and electronic media. Uncommon in newspapers and print materials.


Javanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

jambu

  1. Romanization of ꦗꦩ꧀ꦧꦸ

Old Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit जम्बु (jambu), जम्बू (jambū).

Noun[edit]

jambu

  1. rose apple tree and its fruit
    • Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa, 145.5:
      Hana ta jambu si Sudarśana ṅaranya, tumuwuh karnah kidul.

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit जम्बु (jambu).

Noun[edit]

jambu f

  1. the rose apple tree

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • jambu in Pali Text Society (1921–1925), Pali-English Dictionary, London: Chipstead. (licensed under CC-BY-NC)

Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

jambu

  1. genitive singular of jamb