sibo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from Hokkien 是無是无 (sī-bô, “is not”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Singapore) IPA(key): /siːboː/

Interjection[edit]

sibo

  1. (Singapore, informal) An expression of disbelief, equivalent to Is it so?
    • 2009 December 29, GMAudition, “Gamerz Planet”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1]:
      u dun understand english sibo?
    • 2010 September 26, Ang Shi Na, “Sheena’s101”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[2]:
      Ka ni na, ask stupid question sibo?
    • 2013 August 6, “BlueOldMan, HDB Resales price”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[3]:
      You are factoring in the interest sibo?
    • 2015 May 12, May Lee, “Study stress”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[4]:
      Grin until mouth crooked sibo?

Usage notes[edit]

More common in spoken language than print.

Anagrams[edit]


Abenaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Algonquian *si·po·wi

Noun[edit]

sibo

  1. river

Cebuano[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: si‧bo

Adjective[edit]

sibo

  1. fit; suitable; proper
  2. coincidental; happening or existing at the same time

Verb[edit]

sibo

  1. to coincide
  2. to fit

Tagalog[edit]

Noun[edit]

sibo

  1. flower of the talahib weed

Noun[edit]

sibò

  1. attack by a large fish on a shoal of small fish