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Used in Malay as a form of respectful address for a man, equivalent to sir or mister.
[Malay, perhaps from tua, old.]
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(in Malay-speaking countries) sir; lord: a form of address used as a mark of respect
(Animals) a flying phalanger, Phascogale tapoatafa, of Australia. It is about the size of a rat, bluish grey in colour, brush-tailed, arboreal, and nocturnal. Also called: wambenger, brush-tailed phascogale or phascogale
[C19: from a native Australian language]
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