kaypoh

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Min Nan 雞婆鸡婆家婆 (ke-pô, “to be a busybody; meddlesome”)

Noun[edit]

kaypoh ‎(plural kaypohs)

  1. (Singapore) A busybody.

Verb[edit]

kaypoh ‎(third-person singular simple present kaypohs, present participle kaypohing, simple past and past participle kaypohed)

  1. (Singapore, informal) To act as a busybody, to pry into the business of others.