"half-past-six" meaning in All languages combined

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Adjective [English]

Etymology: Presumably related to "half past six" meaning 6:30 a.m. or p.m. (0630 or 1830), but the origin and explanation is unknown; speculations exist online. Head templates: {{en-adj|?}} half-past-six
  1. Careless; shoddy. Tags: Malaysia, Singapore, Singlish, colloquial
    Sense id: en-half-past-six-en-adj-WtiqdOmR
  2. Incompetent. Tags: Malaysia, Singapore, Singlish, colloquial
    Sense id: en-half-past-six-en-adj-6inGge6C Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header, Manglish, Singapore English, Singlish Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 21 79 Disambiguation of Manglish: 0 100 Disambiguation of Singapore English: 1 99 Disambiguation of Singlish: 3 97
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Related terms: half past

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