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buaya Meaning

Buaya in Singapore refers to a colloquial term used to describe someone who is cunning or shrewd. It can also refer to a person who is skilled in manipulating situations for personal gain. In Chinese, buaya can be translated as 鳄鱼 (èyú).

buaya in a Sentence 

1. Eh, don’t trust that guy lah, he always act innocent one, but he’s a real buaya!
2. Wah, that fella damn smooth talker ah, like a buaya sia!
3. Last night at the club, saw a bunch of buayas trying to pick up girls.
4. Eh, you know that famous actor right? Got hear say he’s a buaya, always cheating on his girlfriends.
5. My friend got conned by a buaya investment scheme, kena cheat big time.

Pronunciation: boo-yah

buaya Origin in Singlish

Lai, let me tell you ’bout dis buaya hor. Originating from da kampong, dis smooth talker tink he can ‘chop’ all da chio bus hor. He wah, act like machiam king of the swamp, always ‘flirting’ with da ladies. But hor, his game not so strong lah, kena exposed liao!

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