kaypoh /gay-poh, ˈɡeɪpəʊ/ n. & a. [Hk. (?) 耆(老) ké (ló) old people + (?) 婆 pô the epithet of an old woman (Medhurst); Mand. (?) qí over sixty years of age, very old + (?) pó old woman(Chi.–Eng. Dict.)] Also kay poh, kay-poh. A. n. One who is nosy or prying; one who meddles in others’ affairs; a nosy-parker. B. a. Nosy, prying.
Via – http://www.mysmu.edu/faculty/jacklee/singlish_K.htm#kaypoh
- An actual place: Kaypoh road – Singapore
- More commonly, a kaypoh is a busybody; we see these kinds of people a lot on the road; Slow traffic, caused not by accidents themselves, but by vigilant onlookers at the scene. Kaypohs also often gossip about others; however the kaypoh’s capacity for any talk or action vanishes when he/she become embroiled in the situation. http://therealsingapore.com/content/man-strips-mrt-train-and-touches-himself-front-female-passengers