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Tuan

 (twän)
n.
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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tuan

(ˈtuːɑːn)
n
(in Malay-speaking countries) sir; lord: a form of address used as a mark of respect
[Malay]

tuan

(ˈtuːən; ˈtjuː-)
n
(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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References in classic literature ?
You, Tuan, know what war is, and you have seen me in time of danger seek death as other men seek life!
And I was glad to hear, for I remembered the stirring times, and I always remembered you, Tuan, till the time came when my eyes could see nothing in the past, because they had looked upon the one who is dying there--in the house."
"There's no worse enemy and no better friend than a brother, Tuan, for one brother knows another, and in perfect knowledge is strength for good or evil.
Would the Tuan Besar be so good as to tell them how to make the big prahu steer?
"What girl, Tuan Besar?" inquired the wily Malay innocently.