susu

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See also: Susu, süsü, su su, and šūšu

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from West African Igbo or Yoruba isusu / esusu (pooling the funds)[1].

Noun[edit]

susu (plural susus)

  1. (finance) An informal money pooling scheme practized in Africa, the Caribbean, and some immigrant communities.
    • 2004, Mr. Rodolphe Blavy, Mr. Anupam Basu, Dr. Murat  Yülek, Microfinance in Africa: Experience and Lessons From Selected African Countries, International Monetary Fund (ISBN 9781451904024), page 9
      Building on Informal Sector Savings and Credit Mechanisms: The Example of the Ghana Susu System The informal credit sector has been very active in Ghana and covers a range of activities known as susu, including individual savings ...
    • 2011, Tamara Mose Brown, Raising Brooklyn: Nannies, Childcare, and Caribbeans Creating Community, NYU Press (ISBN 9780814791424), page 128
      Irene empathized with her susu members as immigrants who were earning low wages in New York, but there appeared to be some socioeconomic advantages to being an organizer that she was not acknowledging. Those organizers, like ...

References[edit]

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    2000 October 22, Sasha Abramsky, “NEW YORKERS & CO.; Newcomers Savings and Loan”, in New York Times[1]:

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Chamorro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. (anatomy) breast

Ewe[edit]

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. idea
  2. thought

Verb[edit]

susu

  1. to think

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay susu, from Proto-Malayic *susu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. (uncountable) milk
    Aku minum segelas susu setiap hari.
    I drink a glass of milk every day.
  2. (colloquial, vulgar) breasts (of a woman)
    Kecil sekali susunya!
    (Those are) very small breasts!

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

susu

  1. to breastfeed
    Ibu itu sedang menyusui anaknya.
    The mother is breastfeeding her son.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

susu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of すす

Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. (uncountable) milk
    Aku ngombe sagelas susu saben dina.
    I drink a glass of milk everyday.
  2. (colloquial, vulgar) breasts (of a woman)
    Cilik banget susune!
    So small, her breasts are

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Kapampangan[edit]

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. breast

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *susu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

susu (Jawi spelling سوسو)

  1. milk
  2. (less used) breast (female organ)

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

susu

  1. to breastfeed

Palauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. (Anatomy) female breast

Samoan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. milk

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay susu, from Proto-Malayic *susu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. milk
  2. breast

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