"guai lan" meaning in All languages combined

See guai lan on Wiktionary

Adjective [English]

IPA: /ˈkwaɪ lɑn/ [Singapore], /(ˈ)ɡwaɪ ˈlɑn/ [General-American], /ˈkwaɪ-/ [General-American] Forms: more guai lan [comparative], most guai lan [superlative]
Etymology: Derived from Hokkien 怪𡳞 (koài-lān, literally “strange dick”). Etymology templates: {{bor|en|nan-hbl|-}} Hokkien Head templates: {{en-adj|nolinkhead=1}} guai lan (comparative more guai lan, superlative most guai lan)
  1. (Singapore, informal, colloquial) Hard to please or satisfy; irritating, loathsome. Tags: Singapore, colloquial, informal Synonyms: kwai lan
    Sense id: en-guai_lan-en-adj-s4a3pVba Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header, Singapore English

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          "ref": "2003 July 21, Z-Bone, “Triple X Carsticker”, in Google Groups",
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