from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of towkay.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Anti-Chinese racism in Malaysia has this historic, lasting quality in varied forms: before, in stereotypical portrayal of Chinese as gangsters, prostitutes, towkays, usurious money-lenders ( 'Ah Longs'); today, gamblers and Jews.


  • "If the errant towkays seek to hide behind the veil of nominees, we will probe in-depth to find out who the original owner of the land is," he said.

    Land to be given to Chinese and Tamil schools

  • From the kapcai riders earning RM800/mth to the biggest towkays and royalty driving Mercedes S-classes and Aston Martins.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • If the above should take place, rest assured those two towkays would not hesitate to embrace Islam on the sly with the blessings of Najis / UMNO / BN and put on a great show to their idiotic followers that such a news was rumours spawned by the Opposition and the alternate media.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • Tanjong Lobang is also where Miri's rich Chinese towkays (merchants) have chosen to build exclusive residences.

    Brudirect News1

  • However, his lesser known successors who didnt really have much to do except to play landlords and collect rent, somehow went off the well beaten track to play towkays.


  • It got harder to spot young working professionals in well-pressed Raoul shirts and corporate women in precarious heels sipping cocktails, for towkays and their slim Chinese girlfriends, dating junior college students, and young families with stroller-pushing maids in tow came into view.

    Channel NewsAsia Front Page News

  • Such bonuses were only paid in the old days by rich towkays to their most trusted workers.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.