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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

What is Abam ?


Since last year I notice Malay male referring themselves as 'Abam' in their FB timeline post. At first I thought its their 'calling name'. But then it not just one. Here 'Abam' and there ' Abam'. All different people referring themselves as 'Abam'.




I want to ask friend but most close friend is Chinese. Owhhh! they will laugh at me if I ask them that question. I am the one suppose to know this. haihhhhh....

The introvert me then use the usual way. Just google the word.


The result show me that! I was like....WHAT???? You mean those people has been referring themselves 'Abam' ...and that 'Abam' means is one of those? Cannot be...right? It just doesn't make sense to me. goshhh!!!

I need to solve this mystery tonight or I can't sleep tonight. It was on Sunday night by the way.I need to find out. Best Malay connection is my 2 sisters. Posted in our usual 'Kakaotalk'

Me : Girls! may I ask a question?

Last Sis : Yes. 

Me : Do you all have Malay male friends who refer themselves as 'Abam'?

Last Sis : No! Why?

Me : I noticed many Malay male blogger friend refer themselves as 'Abam'. Then when I google the meaning of 'Abam' , the result just doesn't make sense to me.


 I then post the the screen shot of my google result.



 Last Sis : Hahahahaha...so funny! You mean they call themselves that?

Goshh!!! thought I am bad but she is at the same page too.

Third Sis : Ohhhh...'Abam'? Last year I notice many Malay male friends refer themselves as 'Abam' too but I mistakenly thought as 'Apam' (Apam is the name of some traditional cakes). Then I laugh at those fella who call themselves 'Apam'. Then notice there are so many 'Apam' around. hahahahahaha..weird! So many call themselves as 'cakes'?

Me : hahahahahaha...'Apam'? worst than me! Ya lorrrr..so weird.

Last Sis : 'Apam'? hahahahaha...so funny the call themselves 'Cakes' . 'Abam' ? 'Apam'? cannot use proper name to refer themselves ar?

Third Sis : I asked them why refer themselves as 'Apam'. I got laugh big time by those people. Haihhhh...

Third Sis : Then they explained its actually 'Abam' . It means 'Abang' (Brother) and shorten it to make it sounds more unofficial and friendlier then call themselves ' Abam'.

Me : Owhhhhhh!!!! 'Abam' is actually mean 'Brother'? huh!

Last Sis : Ohhhhhh!!! like that also can ar?


Now I can sleep! At least some answer and yet still doesn't make sense from 'Abang' to 'Abam'. Why?  Too many 'Abam' around too.

11 comments:

  1. Lol, your third sis is funny, apam instead. But yea, it's the 'new' version of abang for malay guys. Dunno who started it. I guessed what it meant straight away when I saw it a few times. Lol.

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    1. I thought that too but still doesn't make sense why throw the 'NG' and replace with 'M' . I thought its a new meaning because of that. I complicate myself because of that. hahaha

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  2. Haha. Abam is actually supposed to make the Abang word more cute, sexy like that. haha

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    1. Thank you Zayani for your confirmation. hehehe..cute maybe...but SEXY??? Owhhh!!! can't relate to that. hahahaha

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  3. interesting chat on this. Hehe. glad you share this on blog.

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  4. Lol, there are too many new unofficial words nowadays. Abam sounds understandable but shuben (husband) I really beh tahan... :D Tips for you, try to google it in Malay to get the more accurate meaning :)

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    1. my mistake not to google it in Malay. hahahaha...never think of that.Shuben? OMG! got such thing too?

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  5. I knew that it's short form for Abang. Yes, I have many Malay friends. :D

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  6. Hehhehehe....I got annoyed by it truthfully..but I would say it's the same as the girls trying to say "sayang" but turned into "cayunk"..."abam" probably just sounds cuter???

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  7. Laugh-die-me... I have yet to hear of 'abam', but if I do, I will cringe. The word bum keeps crossing my mind - "ah-bum" ..haha! ^.^

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