Chialat, adj.

Forms: chiah lat, chiakh lakh, jia lat
Etymology: < Chinese (Hokkien) tjia lath, lit. ‘to eat strength’.

colloq. (orig. and chiefly in South-East Asia, esp. Singapore). depreciative.

1. Of the nature a burden; burdensome; troublesome and tiresomely difficult.
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2. Chiefly of a person: characterised by being in trouble, even if it is severe.
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