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