Origin: Singlish/English – Sabo is derived from the word sabotage

Sabo is popularly used to describe a situation where someone has jeopardized the plans or safety of others.


Army Recruits on a military exercise: “Eh John, please leh cover and concealment leh…you wanna smoke cigarette go somewhere else lah…. wait enemy managed to find us how….you damn sabo leh… wonder people call you “Sabo King”.

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