Siao On

Siao On

Origin: Hokkien/Singlish – describes a person who is too serious in things that he/she does.

Siao On is a combination of hokkien and english which is used to described a person who is always on the ball and often is the one that spoils the market for everyone.


“Eh John, don’t be so siao on leh. Exams are still so far away, don’t study lah…come out and play with us at the playground leh.

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