-110- Berdahem

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Verb. From Indonesian.

“To clear your throat, particularly to attract the attention of others”

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I believe there is a similar word in Malaysian, ‘Berdaham,’ that means pretty much exactly the same thing. There is no aspect of being forceful or explicitly over-the-top with berdahem, although I’m sure that is a thing over in Indonesia too!

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