Origin: Hokkien – Hokkien for “What”
Simi is the hokkien word for “what”. It is used as a reactionary word and also used to ask questions and is often paired with other hokkien words.
Ah Lian : “Ah Hua, let me show you my latest fashion statement….ta-da!! My sexy nose ring very nice right!!
Ah Hua: “Simi Sai fashion is this?? (literally: “What kind of shit fashion is this?”)