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macam Meaning

Macam, in Singaporean slang, is a colloquial term used to denote various types or categories of things. It is derived from the Malay language and commonly expresses the concept of different kinds or different types. In Chinese, macam can be translated as 各种各样 (gè zhǒng gè yàng).

macam in a Sentence 

1. Eh, why you macam forget to bring your wallet again?
2. His dance moves damn macam, can’t decide if he’s krumping or pop locking.
3. She always macam never satisfied with what she has, keep buying new clothes.
4. Last night’s party macam lit, everyone was dancing and singing karaoke.
5. Don’t macam like that lah, just because I forgot to reply your message, no need to be so angry.

Pronunciation: ma-cum

macam Origin in Singlish

Macam is a word we use lah, you know? It’s from our rojak culture, a mix of languages like Malay, English, and Chinese. We use it to show uncertainty, like I don’t know, macam maybe. Can also use for comparisons, like This roti canai macam very sedap! Very handy word leh.