Agak, Agak-Agak, Agaration
Origin: Malay – agak means to estimate
Agak and agak-agak are both malay words and are used to describe to estimate/guess. It is a conjecture usually based on one’s experience or one’s estimation.
Agak-agak can also be used to represent “about” or “more or less”. A singlish form of estimation inspired by agak is spelled as “agaration”
Susan: “Eh Siti, how many tablespoons of sugar for making this Pandan Chiffon Cake?”
Siti: “It is about the same as the marble cake, but you agak for yourself by doing a bit of taste testing lor.
Susan: “Yes I did. The sweetness is agak-agak the same but I just wanna double confirm with you before baking it.
Siti: “One must trust their own argaration, only then they will learn and improve mah”