Origin: Singlish – an abbreviated way of calling a teacher
“Cher” is used as a short form and informal way of calling a teacher. It is considered to be a friendly and affectionate name to call your teacher provided he/she is not the stern kind.
Xiao Ming: “Cher, after your class we will have our inter-class basketball match. Could you end your lesson early today by 10 minutes so that we can get ourselves prepared??? Cher Can lah? Ok??