limpeh

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Singapore) IPA(key): /ˈlɪmpeɪ/

Etymology[edit]

Special use of Hokkien 你爸 (líⁿ pē, “your father”), from (líⁿ, “your”) + (, “father”).

Pronoun[edit]

limpeh

  1. (Singapore, informal, impolite) A reference to oneself in the third person, taking on the stance of a superior.
    • 1999, Ken Tan, "[1]", sg.marketplace, 29 October 1999:
      Limpeh always see those AH BENGS drive the CiBIC SiR (Ah-re) around with their big spoiler and so many uglweee stickers.
    • 1999, Sophus Lefouque, "[2]", sg.marketplace, 23 November 1999:
      Lim peh tell you something – dis year mindef kaciau lim peh, disrupt lim peh eh work flow, now still owing lim peh some marney due to some technicality.
    • 2002, Richard Low as Mr Khoo, I Not Stupid[3], written by Jack Neo, Singapore: Mediacorp Raintree Pictures:
      Yes, you are very right, you are very sharp! Limpeh like your idea!
    • 2011, Singrish King, "[4]", soc.culture.singapore, 11 January 2011:
      Lim peh ask you last time study hard become scorer, win scorer ship go Harvoc University, you nebber lisen.
    • 2011, "[5]", LIFT: Limpeh Is Foreign Talent, 7 November 2011:
      Limpeh is honoured that my blog has been recently featured by the king of all Singaporean bloggers – Mr Brown.
    • 2013, williamlaukl@gmail.com, "[6]", ot email group, 18 September 2013:
      Welcome to economics 101 with Limpeh. Allow me to break down the concept of round-tripping to you in the most simple way in my kitchen.
    • 2013, ShiGGa Shay (lyrics and music), “Limpeh (ft. Tosh Rock)”, in LimPeh (feat. Tosh Rock) - Single:
      Come over to limpeh, come over to limpeh. Do you understand what limpeh is saying? If yes say yes, if no say no. Don’t tell limpeh "yes no yes no".

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