[kee-ah-soo, kee-uh-soo] /kiˈɑ su, ˈki əˌsu/
self-serving, competitive, or greedy:
parents who are kiasu about their children’s education.
Also, kiasuism. a kiasu mind-set.
[kyahkh] /kyɑx/ noun, Scot. 1. trouble or worry.
[kee-ah-vey] /kiˈɑ veɪ/ noun 1. a thorny tree, Prosopis juliflora, of the legume family, native to South America and widely naturalized in Hawaii.
- Kibbles and bits
noun phrase Crumbs of cocaine [1990s+ Teenagers; fr kibbles, ”products of a kind of grinding,” found by 1891; the verb is found by 1790; today chiefly a form of dog-food pellets]
[kib-uh l] /ˈkɪb əl/ verb (used with object), kibbled, kibbling. 1. to grind or divide into particles or pellets, as coarse-ground meal or prepared dry dog food. noun 2. grains or pellets resulting from a kibbling process. [kib-uh l] /ˈkɪb əl/ noun, British. 1. an iron bucket used in mines for hoisting ore. /ˈkɪbəl/ noun […]