sibo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

sibo

  1. (Singapore, informal) An expression of disbelief, equivalent to Is it so?
    • 2009 December 29, GMAudition, “Audition Story Hack, Letit snow 123bpm for all story numbers 1 ~ 100”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1]:
      u dun understand english sibo?
    • 2010 September 26, Ang Shi Na, “Sheena’s101”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[2]:
      Ka ni na, ask stupid question sibo?
    • 2013 August 6, “BlueOldMan, HDB Resales price”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[3]:
      You are factoring in the interest sibo?
    • 2015 May 12, May Lee, “Study stress”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[4]:
      Grin until mouth crooked sibo?

Usage notes[edit]

More common in spoken language than print.


Abenaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same Proto-Algonquian root as the Lenape sipu.

Noun[edit]

sibo

  1. river