kecoak

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Indonesian[edit]

kecoak

Etymology[edit]

From Betawi kecoak, from Hokkien 虼蚻 (ka-choa̍h, ka-chōa, “cockroach”). Cognate of Thai กะจั๊ว (gà-júua, cockroach).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kəˈt͡ʃoaʔ]
  • Hyphenation: kê‧co‧ak

Noun[edit]

kêcoak (plural kecoak-kecoak, first-person possessive kecoakku, second-person possessive kecoakmu, third-person possessive kecoaknya)

  1. cockroach
    Synonyms: cecunguk, coro, kakerlak, kepuyuk, lipas

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