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The Coxford Singlish Dictionary|
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A Hokkien term used to describe gooey, childlike and coquettish behaviour by women designed to elicit sympathy or pampering by men.
"Whenever Ah Lian wants Ah Beng to do something for her, she becomes si beh t'eh."
See also: Manja Teh Pao
TEH LUM PAH CHI SAHT
One of the most graphic expressions in this dictionary, it is also one of the most inspired. Literally, it translates from Hokkien as “to commit suicide by squeezing your testicles”. The Hokkien equivalent of hara-kiri, it expresses profound regret and frustration, and is often said after a confession of having done something monumentally stupid.
“Ah Beng accidentally threw his winning 4D ticket into the incinerator? Wah lau, like that he might as well t’eh lum pah chi saht.”
Someone, invariably a young lady, who behaves very "teh", i.e. coquettish.
"Have you met Ah Beng's new girlfriend? When she got a paper cut only, she will go over and ask him to kiss-kiss. Damn teh pao, man!"
See also: Teh