Origin: Malay and Singlish – This term is derived from the malay word “yaya” which is to describe an arrogant person.
Yaya Papaya is used to described a proud person or a person exhibiting arrogance. Papaya was most likely used to pair with yaya because of their similar pronunciation which makes the term extremely catchy.
Example: “That Yaya Papaya walked in just now like he was the biggest spending customer in the universe.”
Example (a mother to her child after exams have finished): “You Yaya Papaya already lor, exams finished already can relax.”