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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Used in Malay as a form of respectful address for a man, equivalent to sir or mister.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The native name of the so-called ‘flying-squirrels’ of Australia, small marsupials, of the genus Belideus, which resemble flying-squirrels in form and habits.

Etymologies

Malay, perhaps from tua, old.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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