(Just in case you're wondering, this is for my own chapter in New Malaysian Essays 1. I will be writing something that will be called either 'An Uncensored Malaysian Dictionary' or the title of this here blog post. The chapter will be around 12,000 words long and will of course include definitions, usage examples (which should be fun to write) and, wherever possible, etymology. I will collect many here, then pick my favourites and work from those. When read from start to finish it is meant to tell a kind of story. I am inspired, believe it or not, by Nabokov's Pale Fire).

1. ABC

2. Achi

3. Action

4. Adoi

5. Ah beng

6. Ah kua

7. Ah long

8. Aiseyman

9. Alamak

10. Alibaba

11. Amoi

12. Anak ikan

13. Ang pow

14. An-nay (provided by POP! ARE US)

15. Apa kes (provided by RAMLEE)

16. Apanama (provided by RAMLEE)

17. Apek

18. Awek

19. Ayat (provided by KEN KIN)

20. Ayoyo

21. Babi

22. Bagus

23. Bahalul (provided by DANNY LIM)

24. Baik punya

25. Balak

26. Balun (provided by AZMYL)

27. Bangali (provided by POP! ARE US)

28. Bangang (provided by DANNY LIM)

29. Bangla

30. Bangsat (provided by POP! ARE US)

31. Bapak

32. Bapuk

33. Barua

34. Basket

35. Batu api

36. Beb ((provided by DANNY LIM)

37. Bebal (provided by DANNY LIM)

38. Best (provided by ANDREW)

39. Binawe

40. Blah (provided by AZMYL)

41. Blur

42. Bodek

43. Bohsia

44. Boleh

45. Bongok (provided by DANNY LIM)

46. Borak

47. Boria

48. Boroi

49. Bos

50. Botak

51. Boyan

52. Brader

53. Bugger

54. Bungkus

55. Burit (provided by TIPTRA)

56. Butuh

57. Cable

58. Cabut (provided by AZMYL)

59. Canggih

60. Catch no ball (provided by JY)

61. Caya

62. CBT

63. Celaka (provided by LIFF)

64. Chabo (provided by DANNY LIM)

65. Choi

66. Cibai

67. Cilok

68. Cinapek

69. Cincai

70. Cipap (provided by M.ZUL)

71. Ciplak

72. Ciput

73. Comolot

74. Conteng

75. Control hensem

76. Corner

77. Cover line

78. Cucuk

79. Cun

80. Dajal (provided by ALIA)

81. Dangdut

82. Dengki

83. Die-die

84. DLL (dan lain-lain) (provided by XMOCHA)

85. Duit kopi

86. F’ler

87. Faiti

88. Feng shui

89. Feng tau

90. Fire

91. Fren (provided by JY)

92. Frust

93. Fuyoh

94. Gabra

95. Gam (provided by POP! ARE US)

96. Gatal

97. Geli

98. Gempak (provided by ZALEE)

99. Geng

100. Geram

101. Gian

102. Giler

103. Goblok (provided by TIPTRA)

104. Gol (as in death)

105. Gone case (provided by DANNY LIM)

106. Goreng

107. Gostan (and its opposite, gohed, is provided by SAHARIL)

108. Gua

109. Gundek

110. Gwailoh (provided by DANNY LIM)

111. Hai lo (provided by TAY SY)

112. Haiya (provided by POP! ARE US)

113. Halal (provided by ANDREW)

114. Half-past six (provided by JY)

115. Ham sap

116. Hampeh (provided by LIFF)

117. Hancus

118. Hantu

119. Hapchu (provided by SHARON BAKAR)

120. Havoc

121. Illek

122. ISA

123. Izzit?

124. Jakun

125. Jalan (incl. jalan-jalan)

126. Jam

127. Jamban

128. Jambu

129. Jinjang

130. Jiwang

131. Joli ((provided by DANNY LIM)

132. Jom ((provided by DANNY LIM)

133. Jubur

134. Kacang

135. Kacau (provided by ANDREW)

136. Kaki

137. Kamching

138. Kampung

139. Kan (provided by TAY SY)

140. Kan chong (provided by TAY SY)

141. Kantoi

142. Kapcai

143. Kasi can

144. Kau tim

145. Kau-kau

146. Kay poh

147. Kayu (provided by TIPTRA)

148. Kecoh

149. Kelam-kabut

150. Kelas

151. Kelentong

152. Keling

153. Kencing

154. Kepala

155. Kerek

156. Ketot

157. Khalwat

158. Kiasi (provided by TAY SY)

159. Kiasu

160. Kira

161. Kongkek

162. Kongsi ((provided by DANNY LIM)

163. Kontot

164. Kopek

165. Korek

166. Kosong-kosong

167. Koyak (provided by AZMYL)

168. Kuku (provided by TAYSY)

169. Kurang ajar

170. Kurang manis

171. Kureng

172. Lah

173. Lahanat (provided by SAHARIL)

174. Laidat (provided by TED MAHSUN)

175. Lain-lain

176. Lalang

177. Lalok

178. Lancap (provided by KEN KIN)

179. Lancau

180. Lansi

181. Lantak

182. Lanyak ((provided by DANNY LIM)

183. Laser

184. Layan (provided by AZMYL)

185. Leceh

186. Lempang ((provided by DANNY LIM)

187. Leng chai

188. Leng loi

189. Lepak (provided by TIPTRA)

190. Lingkup

191. Loaded

192. Lor

193. Lu

194. Lubang (produced by GRACE SHU)

195. Ma fan

196. Ma hai

197. Macha

198. Mah

199. Main (incl. main-main)

200. Mak Datin

201. Makan

202. Malu (incl. malu-malu)

203. Mamak

204. Mampus

205. Mangkuk

206. Manja

207. Mat fit (provided by AZMYL)

208. Mat salleh

209. Meletup

210. Member

211. Mengamok

212. Mengarut

213. Menten (provided by AZMYL)

214. Menyampah (provided by TIPTRA)

215. Meraban (provided by AZMYL)

216. Merajuk

217. Miang

218. Miscall

219. Muhibbah

220. Muka seposen / Ten-sen face

221. Ngam (incl. ngam-ngam)

222. Nyanyuk

223. Ondaway

224. One

225. Ong

226. Opocot ((provided by DANNY LIM)

227. Orait

228. Ori

229. Paiseh

230. Palat

231. Pancit

232. Pangsai (provided by DANNY LIM)

233. Pantat

234. Pariah

235. Pau

236. Pecah lubang

237. Pengkid

238. Pengsan (provided by ANDREW)

239. Pening

240. Perasan (provided by TIPTRA)

241. Pesan

242. PM (provided by ANDREW)

243. Pokai

244. Pondan

245. Ponteng

246. Porah

247. Pot

248. Power

249. Poyo (provided by DANNY LIM)

250. Projek (provided by DANNY LIM)

251. Pukimak

252. Pundek

253. Rempit

254. Rilek ((provided by DANNY LIM)

255. Rojak

256. Rubber

257. S’kali

258. Sabo

259. Saje (provided by DANNY LIM)

260. Sakai

261. Samseng

262. Sapu ((provided by DANNY LIM)

263. Sayang

264. Sayur (provided by AZMYL)

265. SB

266. Sedap

267. Selamba

268. Selekeh

269. Semacam

270. Sempoi (provided by JULIANA CHOO)

271. Sengkek

272. Sensitif

273. Settle

274. Share-share

275. Siut

276. Skodeng

277. Sky juice

278. Slowtalk

279. Sotong

280. Spender

281. Sporting

282. Spotting

283. Steady

284. Steng (provided by AZMYL)

285. Stim

286. Suay

287. Sub sub suay (provided by MISBEN)

288. Sub-con

289. Sundal

290. Surat layang

291. Syok

292. Tai kor

293. Tai tai

294. Taik

295. Tanggaci

296. Tapau

297. Taruh

298. Taukay

299. Telur

300. Tembak (provided by DANNY LIM)

301. Tension

302. Terbalik (provided by TAY SY)

303. Terpleot

304. Terror

305. Teruk (provided by ANDREW)

306. Thamby

307. Tibai

308. Tiu

309. Tokkok (talk cock)

310. Torak

311. Uncle

312. Usha

313. Wa lau eh

314. Whack

315. Wheregot?

316. Win-win

317. Yamakahai

318. YB

any further suggestions? :-)

## 93 comments:

what about CIPAP?

thanks! it is now added. together with telur (as in balls), cucuk (as in provoke).

Saje.

now added.

i wonder if people still say 'boria' when two or more people accidentally turn up with similar outfits.

also, if 'kosong-kosong' as a way to settle debts is too specific, reserved only for Hari Raya, and not used by anyone else.

well, i have kept them in provisionally.

(and if i have feng tau, why don't u have dangdut? hmmm...)

My wife uses boria once in a while.

I'd nominate "laidat" (like that).

taik lembu?

taik lembu? hmmm...apa kes?

i don't mind taik, as in 'buat taik' though.

"pengsan", "teruk", and "best"?

bagus!

Kau-tim.

sial??

celaka??

hampeh??

gampang??

Anon,

Thanks:-)

'sial' i will cover under 'siut'.

'gampang' is more indo, kan?

thanks for the other 2:-)

Am also adding 'ponteng.'

Poyo

Where do you draw the line when it comes to insults. There's a rich, multi-lingual source of must-use words and phrases there.

thanks :-)

i will shove everything in first, then edit. my criteria for the moment: it has to be a word that is used even by people who are not (at that moment) speaking that particular language. like saying 'lancau' when speaking engish.

bebal

bahalul

bangang

nabbeh (as in nabbeh cibaiii)

ganas

Projek

Kot

Kaninah (bu)

Konek

Kucing kurap

Tiuuuuu (ni ah seng)

Kepala bapak (engkau)

Kepala otak (engkau)

Lanyak

Lempang

Kongsi

Kwailoh/Gwailo

Babi

Whack only

Tembak aje

Lampah

Dey

Lim teh / Lim chui

Jom

Tani

Rilek

apa kehe ko ni?

jialat

siao

balik lah

mak engko

opocot

Gone case

Bongok

Sapu

Beb

lobang

ornot

anden

Blur cock

pangsai

joli (berjoli)

pirah

buntut

burit

goblok

siot

perasan

menyampah

sakit

kayu (as in referee kayu)

mencanak

skema

pirate

pantek

LEPAK

eksiden

haram jadah!

caboh

miang

hiao

I added miang just before your message.

Together with gatal, selamba, leceh.

kimak? I heard chinese and indians saying that too. they even say "puki anjing"

or maybe hanjin.

penyamun

kopikat

tiru

tipu

hacks

tiruan

pseudo intelekpuan

on top of my head:

aik?

jeng-jeng-jeng!

and from sarawak:

auk (yes)

nisik, or sik (no)

taik ogek (that white yellow stuff in unbrushed teeth)

what about

LAHANAT (aka LAKNAT)

and GOHED (sebab ada GOSTAN)

jalang

jamban

juboh

jual bontot

'sundal' is used a bit more than 'jalang', methinks.

Lansi

Indon

Hantam

lansi (sombong)

hai lo (yes! in kantonis)

boss... bayar

neslo

tehping

kopi ping

lan eh (same as wa liao)

kan chong (nervous)

kan (mean tiu)

tiu ni ah seng (fuck you)

tebalek (upside down)

u turn

kiasi (afraid to die in hokkian)

yamakahai

Dear Amir,

do u think u can pass me your e-mail....i want to send you some stuff from this writer friend of mine.Ill tell you more in the mail.

drmerp@gmail.com

kancah2001 at yahoo dot com.

i already put "laan si" what. maybe alternate spelling ;-)

thanks!

Beh tahan

Blah/belah

Cabut

Gampang

Jilaka

Ketupat

Koyak

Layan

Oi

Lepuk

Menten (maintain)

Mat fit

Meraban

Muka tak mandi

Rabak

Sayur

Sien

Steng (setengah)

Wah lan

Wah

balun

bro, u forgot "puki tiang!" :)

bangali

wa lau eh!

gam (kena gam)

ramly (ramly burger)

koko leng piau (well not quite, but i figure this is a good bet to make it famous and take credit for it :))

ta fu ke (or however its spelt)

kibod (kaki bodek...a recent addition by ASWARA students)

ichibawa kamigaru

no sweat

pion

a/l

a/p

conman

konek

ku ku cau

macibai

see la/see la how

cis

cheh!

black maria

chinaman

rotiman

kaya (roti bakar)

putumayam

papadum

An-ne (...at the mamak)

i see...

bangsat

if you say so la

your wish la

watever!

police n thief

haiya

Thanks :-)

If I don't put in a suggested entry, it doesn't mean you're stupid or anything. It just means that I can't imagine writing a whole paragraph about those words.

hello brader.. amacam "gempaq" boleh lupa?

amok

584

ang pow

sedap

mc

handphone

kelentit

Amir,

"PM", "Gila", "Sibuk", "Sabo" as in Sabotaj.

One more... how can we forget this one "Halal"

"benci" and "kacau"

gago (bahasa Sarawak for kepo/busybody)

bulak (lie or liar)

play-play (I know this term was made popular by Singapore's "Phua chu Kang", but we seem to have adopted it into our lingo)

kentut

kacak

hensem

tripod (it's a term my parents' generation use to describe apple-polishing. Don't know where it originated from or how it came into being. There's a hand-gesture to go with it)

bah

loso (long-winded)

het (as in " you never think, make me so het onli..."

keksim (frustrated, heartbreak)

seksident (unwanted pregnancy)

pos lambat

your head (or yo hed; as in "that's not right! Yo hed ah!")

dungu (stupid)

chiayu (literally "more oil")

boh lui (no money)

bolehland

Just thought of another one:

fren (as in "I don't fren u")

Do you accept short phrases as well?

half past six

catch no ball

one word for u to add up : dajal.

alia (once upon a time, ur neighbor)

kuku (cock in hokkian)

lui (duit in hokkian)

kaki (buddy)

taysy

bagus

lalat (as in "blur lalat")

khalwat

anak haram

hapchu - as in that frequntly-used (by shop-girls) phrase "can i hapchu?"

Power (atau "hebat". power tuu..)

How about....

1. apa nama

2. apa kes

294."wa liao" should be "wa lau eh"? it originates from johor...

Add one more huh, that is "kanasai", which means kena shit lah!

how about DLL?

I hear people talk about the DLLs sometimes.. Dan Lain-Lain

ah soh/makcik

ada angin?

machai/konco

nyanyuk

Habis!

Cis!

sub sub suay

thanks, now updated :-)

lelong

pantang

pantun

sembang or "shake leg"

chop or chup or cup, as children use will playing games

cool list! some more...

1. kepam

2. tungkit

3. nasi lemak (referring 4. 'lingku pao')

5. cempegha

6. kamjat

7. peghak

8. hai lat

9. "fuck, spiders!"

10. bogon (=police)

11. racik

12. sut/suwit

13. tayam (dick-implants like ball bearings)

14. Huk aloh

15. setan gondol

16. ketupat girls (my friends here don't know it, but what we used to refer to tudung girls)

can't think of any more.

"ketupats tapi mengkaaaa beb!"

mengka is variation of mengkal=fit babe

got a party started here:

kodok

kelentit

mogwai (=jendul)

kurtak, habuk (=cigarettes)-- street

contender from kelantan: koq chak (hard k) -- =shag e..g. "demo nok kok chak?"

kerinchi word: keduk (kay-duk) = doggiestyle

cheers!

hmm amir..

how bout

-sengal

-cet?

face,

give face,

waterface.

Valisa

Hi Amir,

Notice an absence of "e" words.

Here's a few:

Eleh

Ewah

Eksyen

new word. skema. like nerdy. but slightly better than nerdy though.

Hi Amir,

Hentam and Taram ade tak?

- Hamdi

Amir,

Masa sekolah kitorang guna perkataan 'derb' utk 'cop' atau tempah sesuatu.

Satu lagi, perkataan 'toron'. most ppl tau apa maknanya.

Amir,

'kopak' - as in pokai

'kulikutif' - eksekutif yang kerja macam kuli

'kipas' - as in bodek

'ngokngek' - tak tau lak exact meaning

'patah' - maknyah

'gebang' - kelentong/cakap banyak (sebutan: gehbang)

sontot/suntut - liwat

tongtong - kongsi bayar

sebiji - seiras

pulun

sebat - lebih kurang macam pulun gak

skema - 'by-the-book'

FaMa - pakai duit sendiri, mak ayah sponsor

giler babeng

cikai - kurang memuaskan

standard - normal

maple/mapleh

Thanks Azman :-) Wah you Petronas people, so creative...

for the ah bengs and ah lians (yes, we have them too they're not only across the border) ... so hap lah .. as in happening ...

amir..like i said just now..'hold don' as in when aswering the phone we always say..'hold don ar.." instead of hold on

and..and..also so-so..we always use so-so

apalanchau

ngok

cheneke

salah parking

strictly for guys only when your *ehem* is not in the comfy position

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