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nounPlural sotongsSE Asian
1A squid or cuttlefish.‘the fisherman uses a lamp to attract both sotong and fish within reach of his net’mass noun ‘steamed prawns and crispy fried sotong’as modifier ‘sotong balls’
- 1.1 A stupid, clumsy, or confused person.‘I am such a sotong, I mixed up my interview dates!’
- 1.1 A stupid, clumsy, or confused person.
blur like (or as)(a) sotong
Used to indicate that someone is stupid, clumsy, or confused.‘nice location, but the staff are blur like sotong’‘the poor girl is as blur as a sotong’
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